Liverpool have had a great deal of luck already this season with two vital offside decisions going their way. Firstly, the goal that was given against Bournemouth, despite the new ruling which should have seen Philippe Coutinho flagged for offside.
The second decision, a goal not awarded against the Reds in the thrilling encounter against Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey slotted past Mignolet after he was put through on goal, but the replay showed he was in an onside position. However, Liverpool arguably should have won both games comfortably.
It is very early in the season but these decisions could play a huge role in decided Liverpool's final league position. It has been well documented that Liverpool have a very tough run of away games up until December, playing Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea on the back of the Arsenal game.
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Looking good for Liverpool
This was deemed to be the worst possible start that Rodgers' side could have hoped for, but if Liverpool can remain within touching distance of the top 4 having these games over with, it will give them a huge boost for the second half of the season.
Liverpool have made some very shrewd signings this summer and will possibly bring in one or two more before the transfer window closes.
Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomes have looked impenetrable at full-back and have offered much needed cover for the central defensive pairing. Christian Benteke is already off the mark, perhaps with a debatable goal but it will only serve to boost his confidence.
The signing of the summer for Liverpool though, has to be James Milner. He has already proved his worth with three great performances and considering the injury to Henderson, he is a huge asset to the team.
Last season's Player of the Year, Coutinho, however, seems to be taking off right where he left off last season in imperious form.
With another full season under his belt, Coutinho only seems to be improving and could perhaps be the answer to Liverpool's shortcomings in the last few years.
Challenging for the title as they did two years ago will be their ultimate prioirty, granted in that season Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge scored a record breaking 52 league goals between them.
This year Liverpool will rely on Coutinho's magic, along with the impetus of the new signings.
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