Liverpool V Sheffield Utd | Things We Learned

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Liverpool start 2020 off with a win after beating Sheffield Utd by two goals to nil in exceptional style.

History Makers 

A grand total of 969 passes completed tonight meant that Liverpool have set a new record of the highest number of passes in any Premier League game. Remarkable.

We also managed to stay unbeaten for an entire year in the Premier League. Exceptional.

This team just gets better and better each time they play and we never have to worry regardless of who is on the pitch because the whole squad is made up of fantastic players, right from the youngsters with the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot breaking through, all the way up to veteran players like James Milner and Jordan Henderson.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, mentality monsters.

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Joe Gomez + Virgil Van Dijk 

What a partnership this is.

When Joel Matip got injured and the time length he’d be out for was revealed I was a bit apprehensive of Gomez coming into the team because of some poor performances at right-back in the build up to those games but I’ve got to hold my hands up and apologise because he has been brilliant.

It’s hard to look good next to the best defender in the world in Virgil Van Dijk but tonight he was on the same level as him. His recovery pace is out of this world as we all know, he can out muscle players, slide tackle and go forward with the ball. For someone his age, just like Trent Alexander-Arnold, to be shining on the biggest stage is lovely to see and it’s even better knowing that he is our player and has got a bright future ahead of him.

Van Dijk was Van Dijk, out of this world. The slide tackle in the first half to deny the Sheffield Utd striker breaking was top class and at one point I think he was having a little joke with him about it all. Every striker has got to hate playing against him because 9 times out of ten they don’t even get a sniff.

Everton Up Next 

FA Cup football up next for the Reds and it is a home time against our Merseyside rivals Everton.

I think we can all expect a weakened side on Sunday but no doubt we will see a few senior players out there because although Jurgen Klopp may not be that bothered by the domestic trophies, a match against the Toffees is always one to relish.

Happy New Year everyone!

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