EPL: The long journey ahead for LIverpool

EPL: The long journey ahead for LIverpool
Steven Gerrard from Liverpool

Some fans and observers may be optimistic about Liverpool's start of the season, after their 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Granted, this is the first time they have won their first two league games of the season in the last five years, which was the last time they mounted a serious challenge for the title.

But for all their possession the Reds had only five shots, and one on target at Villa Park - Daniel Sturridge's solitary goal in the 21st minute.

There were some nice one-twos but where was the end product?

That said, Liverpool have been performing well since the end of last season, and the same can be said with Sturridge, so their results should be taken into context instead of looking at them in this season alone.

I feel that once Luis Suarez completes his ban and gets his fitness back - as well has having his head in the right place - Liverpool can have a phenomenal attacking force in the Uruguayan, Sturridge and 21-year-old Philippe Coutinho in a 4-3-1-2 formation, with the Brazilian in the hole behind the two strikers.

Coutinho's a very young lad with beautiful balance - he's good with both legs, has a wonderful touch and great vision.

Some may wonder how a player with his size can survive the physical nature of the Premiership, but I feel he has adapted well in the eight months he's been at Anfield after joining from Inter Milan.

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