Liverpool's narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday saw several changes to what's regarded as their first-choice team. Jurgen Klopp selected the same XI for the Reds' opening two games, so alterations on Saturday were the first glimpse of how they'll manage when reserve players have to be selected.
Many fans feel like Klopp hasn't done enough to deepen his squad, although others blame the owners and a volatile, ludicrously inflated market. Victory camouflages all ills and while Klopp was...
It's been only seven months since a smiling Philippe Coutinho posed for photographs alongside Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after signing a new five-year contract at Anfield.
"I signed this new contract to stay here for a few more years because it's a great honour for me," Coutinho said at the time. "It gives me great happiness because I was welcomed here with open arms by everyone at the club and the supporters right from my first day.
"I am very thankful to this football club for everything."
It was not entirely convincing, but Liverpool did enough to pick up their first win of the season against a side they often have trouble with. Sadio Mane eventually broke the deadlock after 73 minutes and only a string of late saves by Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey kept the score close.
Last week's draw with Watford exposed continuing defensive problems, such that there will be some gasps at Anfield on Saturday when Liverpool concede a corner against Crystal Palace. It may be of concern that Palace have won their past three visits to Anfield in the Premier League.
John Brewin previews the weekend's Premier League action, including Liverpool's game against Crystal Palace, and highlights five key storylines in this edition of W2W4. Click here for more.