In a week that had been described as being hysteria-like by Brendan Rodgers ahead of Liverpool’s fixture with Aston Villa last weekend, thankfully for the Reds boss, he came out of the game still in charge of the Merseyside giants.
Labouring to a penalty shoot-out against Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup where they eventually prevailed last week, the Reds still let two Rudy Gestede goals in at Anfield on Saturday but Liverpool fans were buoyed again by the much-needed return of Daniel Sturridge.
Bagging two goals on his return to the team, the England international wasn’t 100 per cent match fit so the sheer fact he managed to bag a brace is fantastic for Liverpool although Reds fans have become cautiously optimistic with Sturridge due to the sheer number of injuries the former Chelsea man suffers.
Facing Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday lunchtime, it doesn’t get any easier for Rodgers who will know a defeat will yet again cast the microscope over his long-term credentials if people weren’t doing that already!
Roberto Martinez has the Toffees performing well right now having mounted an incredible comeback against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night so Everton will be going into the Liverpool fixture high on confidence.
With every Liverpool fan looking ahead to that fixture right now, we’re trying to grab their attention for 10 minutes having devised a list of the five best Reds strikes so far this 2015/16 campaign.
Click on the image below to reveal the five best Liverpool goals so far this 2015/16 season.