Liverpool continue their winning streak in the Premier League, taking it to 3 games won out of 3 played.
Jurgen Klopp doesn’t make changes for the sake of just changing things around and is comfortable with keeping the same starting 11 which hasn’t been done in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2017. Not afraid to break away from the normal standards, the Liverpool manager fielded the best starting team available and has been dong so since the start of the season. You could only complain about that if we weren’t winning game after game after game. Why fix what isn’t broken, right?
Liverpool looked to multiple places for chances to score from the start of the game. Firmino, Mané and Salah all had early chances which came close. It would only take 1 goal to win the game for Liverpool eventually fortunately.
The goal came in the 23rd minute when Yves Bissouma lost possession 15 yards outside his own area. James Milner claims possession and runs the ball to Firmino and the Brazilian laid the ball off for Salah who finished with precision, slotting the ball into the bottom corner away from the Brighton goalkeeper. Milner and Firmino were crucial in the build up to this goal. Essential teamwork made this happen.
Just as important as the goal scored was the goals NOT scored. Another outstanding performance from Alisson and the defence in front of him saw Liverpool keep yet another clean sheet, which helped us to victory and claiming all the points instead of maybe drawing 1-1 and sharing a point each.
Brighton had their chances to score and Liverpool stayed strong at the back to keep them from getting any goals. In a post match interview with Virgil Van Dijk the Dutchman stated that it was a team effort and everyone helped to make this win happen without conceding. He was not wrong.
Man of the Match
It meant a lot for the result that Salah scored in this game. Nobody wanted a goalless draw and a single point. These kind of teams are just as important to beat as our major rivals like Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton. The smaller teams have to give up 3 points when you play them so that when it’s possible to have a victory against those bigger teams, it’ll count for putting you in the right league position above them and Liverpool are at the top of the Premier league right now.
Liverpool fans saw what could Salah could do in terms of goalscoring many times last season. An extra goal in this single goal fixture brings him closer to Mané’s 3 goals this season with two of his own goals now. It’ll be good for the club and the fans to see just who might claim the most this season. Nothing like friendly competition to keep you motivated and holding down that place in the starting 11, having earned it with goals.
The start of September will bring an away fixture against previous Premier League winners Leicester City.
I hope you enjoyed the fixtures in August, I know I have. Walk on with hope in your hearts, Anfield Family. You’ll Never Walk Alone.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (more than 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s
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