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Jurgen Klopp has got Liverpool playing some brilliant, scintillating and fantastic football. The team has evolved a lot since his appointment and we don’t have a burly striker like Christian Benteke any more.

We now have electric wide-men that can score and create goals and have a striker that does more than just score, with Roberto Firmino running, tracking, tackling and blinding opponents with his dazzling play.

After the past two transfer windows, we have a decent enough defence with Virgil van Dijk in the team and also a midfield which could dominate the opposition, thanks to the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita coming in.

Apart from the goalkeeping department, we have a pretty decent side and there is no doubt that more people would be joining in this season.

So what should Jurgen Klopp be thinking of next season?

Trophies, lots and lots of trophies at Liverpool.

Only success can guarantee more success

Liverpool have not had a lot of luck in finals or winning trophies under a slew of managers. In fact, we haven’t won big trophies at all in recent times, with our last cup coming during the reign of Kenny Dalglish as we picked up the League Cup against Cardiff.

Truthfully, we haven’t looked capable of winning any silverware in the last decade or so but that has changed under Klopp.

The team is certainly miles better than what we had under Hodgson or even Dalglish and maybe it could be on par with that of Rafa Benitez’s but without the steel and mental fortitude that ensured we were able to shut out teams when we took a lead.

That seems to be what Klopp is working on now, given that we have stronger characters in the side. Van Dijk, Keita and Fabinho are players that look like they can add a bit of steel to the team.

However, for all the talk about Liverpool being a team that is on the up, there is nothing other than trophies that speaks about success.

Sadio Mane

This has to be the target for Klopp and the rest of the team next season. We have been growing steadily under the German and are one of the most fearsome attacks in the world of football.

Our attack can rip opponents to shreds but that final bit of luck is missing for us as we have not won a single final under the German manager, and I am not going to count any trophies won during pre-season.

There is always a fear that some of the bigger clubs in the world (Real Madrid and Barcelona) will poach our players and that only happens because we aren’t winning trophies.

Look at Manchester City or even that other club from the city; very rarely do players ditch that side and move to a “bigger” club because they challenge for laurels every season.

The only way to ensure Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane do not get their heads turned is winning trophies. Even if the trophy is the Mickey Mouse Cup (League Cup), we just have to get our hands on a trophy. Winning creates a different mentality in the team and only makes players hungrier for more success.

Of course, our need for a trophy should not distract us from the most basic requirement and that is a top-four finish at least.

We cannot think about a season without Champions League football as the competition brings in more revenue, helping us bring in some of the top talents from across the world.

I don’t care how we win the trophy; own goal, a deflected shot, a misfired shot that then starts a pinball in the opposition penalty box and somehow finds the back of the net, but I just want to us win a trophy next season.

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I’m sure everyone would love this side to pick up some silverware soon and hopefully, we will be celebrating at the end of next season.

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Liverpool star fails to hide frustration despite celebrating PSG winner



Mohamed Salah didn’t score in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Instead, he almost cost us the game.

The former Roma attacker gave the ball away as PSG scored their equalizer in the 83rd minute. However, Roberto Firmino saved us with an incredible goal in stoppage time.

A video surfaced of Salah throwing a bottle after Firmino’s goal. Although the Egyptian celebrated the winner, he was seen flinging a bottle away.

Rio Ferdinand hinted this wasn’t frustration and claimed the Liverpool attacker had his own way of celebrating. The former Manchester United defender was quoted by the Metro saying:

“I think Salah’s celebrating in his own way. His hands were up at the beginning of that. The first picture [shows] his hands were up [celebrating].”

Salah hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season and only has a couple of goals to his name. Sadio Mane has taken up the scoring mantle in his place and has five goals to his name while Firmino now has three.

The Egyptian might have felt relieved at the winner. However, the 25-year-old was responsible for Kylian Mbappe’s goal and his muted celebration could be ominous for the opposition in the coming weeks.

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Salah has been taking shots and finding the open spaces but things aren’t going well for him. There is no doubt that once he starts scoring regularly, there will be no stopping him. All he needs is a bit of luck this season.

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“Who did the Pirate better?” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after Klopp copies celebration post PSG win



Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal in an enthralling encounter against Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool led 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-2 in the 83rd minute.

The Brazilian didn’t start the game but produced the telling moment in the 91st minute. Anfield went wild after the game and Firmino had another brilliant celebration in the spur of the moment.

The attacker covered his left eye after beating the PSG keeper. This could have been in reference to the eye injury he picked up against Tottenham last weekend.

Jan Vertonghen poked the Brazilian but it didn’t matter as we beat Tottenham and did the same to PSG too.

Firmino has had a number of celebrations in recent years such as “shooting the gun”, “kung-fu kicks” and taking his shirt off and getting yellow carded.

Jurgen Klopp also got into the act as he copied Firmino’s latest celebration during the post-match interviews and a number of fans reacted to the boss doing this bit.

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(Video) Watch Sadio Mane completely destroy Neymar with filthy skill during Champions League clash



Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s match against Paris Saint-Germain was the pick of the clashes from the first round of Champions League fixtures and what a tie it was.

The Reds raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner. PSG weren’t giving up without a fight as Thomas Meunier pulled one back before half-time.

Kylian Mbappe scored in the 83rd minute but Roberto Firmino had the last laugh with the winner in the 91st minute.

The clash featured some of the best players in the world but there was one moment of brilliance from Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international couldn’t score in the game but he did destroy Neymar on the pitch. The incident happened in the first-half as Mane was attacking down the right and the Brazilian was trying to defend.

A move here, a drop of the shoulder there and poof, the Liverpool man burst into the box. Neymar was taken to the cleaners and it set the tone for the Brazilian to barely figure in the game.

Mane was excellent in the first half as we harried and bullied PSG into submission. The Senegal man didn’t score a goal but he surely made life tough for the French side.

We have started our Champions League campaign in excellent fashion and our next European tie is against Napoli in Italy.

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Should Mane and the rest of the team go in with the same sort of mentality, a win against Napoli is a given. For now, we should plan for all three points against Southampton on Saturday.

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