Liverpool move up to third in the Premier League table after a 1-3 away win against West Ham
Another big performance needed from Liverpool today and that’s exactly what we got.
The game vs Spurs and this evening against West Ham almost felt season-defining before they were played with a lot of people writing us off and now we find ourselves right back in the mix at the top with one point separating us and Manchester United and four points separating us from top of the table Manchester City which will make next weekend’s game a massive one depending on mid-week results.
The centre-back pairing of Nat Phillips and Jordan Henderson was expected and they worked perfectly well together. Phillips has been brilliant when called upon so far this season and played very well today. Henderson is just an absolute machine, never stops running, always in the right place at the right times, and is constantly offering encouragement and help to the other players around him.
Thiago played very well again in midfield, he seems to have sussed out how we play now having been involved in a number of games, and today his passing was top notch yet again. Gini Wijnaldum an absolute machine too, he looked knackered on about 75 minutes and yet still manages to find himself in the area in the 84th minute to score a great team worked goal.
James Milner making two matches in three days looking like light work and his replacement Curtis Jones made an instant impact when coming on, he’s a player who looks to pick the ball up and create an opportunity which was what we needed, a nice bright spark in midfield.
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A superb performance from Mo Salah today with two great goals to make it 15 for the season in the Premier League!
He opens the scoring in the second half with a great finish with his left foot, it was a typical Mo Salah goal, turning inside and curling it into the net. His second goal was a thing of beauty, a great team worked counter-attack goal that Xherdan Shaqiri deserves credit for after a great first time ball, an exceptional touch on his weaker foot from Salah, and then a little toe poke into the net leaving the keeper no chance.
He has now netted 20 goals in four successive seasons for Liverpool which is remarkable!
Brighton Up Next
A home fixture against Brighton awaits on Wednesday night and I’m expecting a few changes in the starting XI ahead of the Man City fixture next weekend. A good opportunity to get more points on the board and keep the pressure on the others at the top of the table.
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Lauren – @Lauren_Black9