I am plagued by nightmares of seeing Trent Alexander-Arnold’s huge miss against Arsenal. This event from the Liverpool vs. Arsenal match haunts me. I needed to connect with Liverpool fans, but Raheem’s miss from the Wolves match also brought me relief. Now, I can look ahead and assess the impact Mo Salah’s absence will have during the upcoming AFCON. His influence is vital, so the next month will be challenging for Liverpool without him. Additionally, it seems that the absence of Salah will unmask the thinness of Arsenal’s squad. Their lack of options during games will become evident, and this vulnerability could work against them. Even with the upcoming matches against Bournemouth and Chelsea, Liverpool needs to find new ways to win without Salah on the field. Liverpool just needs one guy to catch fire for even just two or three weeks. If they’re still top when Salah returns, then it might be time to start to dream. But if Nunez can’t still figure out the posts don’t move, or Gakpo continues to only briefly flash, and Jota proves to be only an impact sub and occasional spot-starter, then Salah may be returning to a rescue job.
I also came across some fantastic passes that you may want to see. Watch Gio Lo Celso’s pass that assists Heung-min Son’s goal against Bournemouth, and Alexis MacAllister’s pass to set up Diogo Jota to earn Liverpool. The quality of these plays will leave you in awe.
In addition, let’s talk about the USMNT. Matt Turner’s determination to move away from Nottingham Forest’s net is noticeable, and Auston Trusty has secured a starting spot in Sheffield United’s defense. These are developments that fans of the Yanks should pay attention to.
Lastly, the recent performance of Manchester United has been making headlines, with many claiming that the team is back. However, there are doubts about the sustainability of their recent success. It’s clear that they are still a team with no identifiable style, far too few DUDES, and no plan. Despite this, there is hope that the team can improve with the right leadership.