After dealing with Red Star Belgrade in the continuation of the group phase of this week’s European Champions League, Jurgen Klopp’s squad, Liverpool, must immediately shift their focus to the Premier League, where the Marseyside Team will face Cardiff City. The match itself is planned to take place on Saturday night, 27 October 2018 at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool.
Liverpool have truly been regarded as one of the challengers to the Premier League title this season, after recording a very slick start to the season. Yes, from 9 matches that have taken place in the English Premier League this season, Liverpool still unbeatable by packing 7 wins and 2 draws. The 23-point collection makes Jurgen Klopp’s squad currently ranked 2nd in the standings, behind goal difference from the defending champions, Manchester City, who are in the standings.
In essence, Liverpool must be able to maintain this positive trend if they want to be able to continue to compete in the Premier League title hunt until the end of the season. Face Cardiff City at home, Liverpool should be favored to win in the next match. But, on the one hand, the fact is they also lost some of the mainstay players who had to pull over due to injuries, such as Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Virgil Van Dijk.
Even so, Victory is a dead price for Liverpool, aside from playing at home, the victory can keep them sticking to the city on the standings, and vice versa if they lose or are held to a draw, their position can be taken by Chelsea who continues to follow in 3rd place .
Head to head Matches – Liverpool vs Cardiff City:
22/03/14 Cardiff City 3-6 Liverpool
12/21/13 Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff City
02/26/12 Cardiff City 2-2 Liverpool
01/11/07 Liverpool 2-1 Cardiff City
04/17/54 Liverpool 0-1 Cardiff City
Liverpool’s Last 5 Matches:
09/27/18 Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
29/09/18 Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
4/10/18 Napoli 1-0 Liverpool
7/10/18 Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City
10/20/18 Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool
Cardiff City’s Last 5 Matches:
09/15/18 Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City
09/18/18 Cardiff City 0-5 Manchester City
09/30/18 Cardiff City 1-2 Burnley
06/10/18 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City
10/20/18 Cardiff City 4-2 Fulham
Liverpool: Alisson – N. Clyne – V. van Dijk – D. Lovren – J. Gomez – Fabinho – G. Wijnaldum – J. Milner – Roberto Firmino – S. Mané – Mohamed Salah
Cardiff City: N. Etheridge – L. Peltier – J. Bennett – S. Morrison – B. Écuélé Manga – H. Arter – J. Ralls – Josh Murphy – D. Ward – K. Zohorè – N. Mendez-Laing