Expect thrills at Anfield as Rodgers goes back to Liverpool

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (front) competes during the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain on Sept. 14, 2019. Liverpool won 3-1. (Xinhua)

Liverpool host Leicester City on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be an entertaining match at Anfield.

Liverpool go into the game with a 100 percent record in the Premier League and on the back of a thrilling 4-3 win against Salzburg in the Champions League.

Leicester's former Liverpool boss Brenden Rodgers must have watched that game closely and may probably tell his full backs to push forward to exploit any space left by Liverpool's Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold, who push forward well, but can leave spaces behind them.

Rodgers' side is currently third in the table and travel with their morale sky high after a 5-0 demolition of Newcastle a week ago, so goals look to be assured.

There were nine goals at White Hart Lane in Tottenham's midweek Champions League tie at home against Bayern Munich, but unfortunately for Spurs, Bayern scored seven of them.

Now Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino has to pick his players up for Saturday's visit to Brighton and he also has to stop his side allowing rivals to get off so many shots at goal. Tottenham's league rivals have had 112 shots on goal this season, 24 more than Brighton and that is not a recipe for success.

Saturday also sees Burnley entertain Everton, who are one of the disappointments so far of the season, while Watford look for their first win of the campaign when they face Sheffield United, who have made a very positive start to life in the top-flight, despite last weekend's narrow defeat to Liverpool.

Norwich and Aston Villa provide a game between two recently promoted sides who are fourth and third from bottom with just one point between them after seven games.

West Ham will be optimistic of moving back into the top-four in their London derby at home to Crystal Palace.

Sebastian Haller looks to be an excellent signing and the return of Manuel Lanzini further strengthens the 'Hammers' options against a rival that promises to be hard to break down at the back.

Four games on Sunday promise drama with the game between Newcastle United and Manchester United likely to verge on tragedy as well.

Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw in the Europa League and this is their worst ever start to a Premier League season, while Newcastle are second from bottom and were dreadful in their defeat to Leicester a week ago. Steve Bruce's side is the joint lowest scorers in the league while Manchester United's haul for seven goals from nine games implies this is not going to be a high-scoring affair.

Wolves will need to keep their defensive discipline when they visit Manchester City, who already boast a goal difference of plus 20 for the season, while Southampton entertain an improving Chelsea side looking to avoid a third consecutive league defeat.

Finally, Bournemouth travel to face Arsenal looking for an away win to confirm their status as candidates for a place in Europe next season and anxious to avoid a repeat of the 5-1 thrashing they suffered in the Emirates Stadium in February. 

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