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“Gabriel Jesus has beaten Dejan Lovren to the ball and is clean through on goal, this could give Manchester City all three points against Liverpool.

“The Brazilian only has to beat Loris Karius, he lines up the shot and…….

“It’s a thundering tackle from Fabinho who dispossess the Brazilian and launches the ball up midfield straight to Naby Keita.

“The pair combines brilliantly and now it is Keita who is through on goal and………

“He smashes it in! Liverpool lead 1-0! Just a few seconds remain and Liverpool surely have the three points and have beaten Pep Guardiola’s men again!”

That could be the reality at Anfield next season, thanks to a couple of amazing pieces of business we have done.

Jurgen Klopp and FSG should be applauded for bringing in Naby Keita after a lot of negotiations with RB Leipzig but the Fabinho deal came out of the blue.

The pair seems ideal for us in the heart of the midfield and we could actually dominate the opposition in the midfield next season.

Keita is the box-to-box man while Fabinho can cover our defenders and spread the ball around from the heart of the midfield.

While we haven’t seen them together yet, Klopp certainly knows what he is doing at the club.

A pair that oozes quality and dominance

There are a few players that seem to be built to play for Jurgen Klopp. Roberto Firmino has turned out to be the ideal striker for us, not only because he scores goals but he runs, creates chances and always chases the opposition defenders.

Roberto Firmino

Life is hell for a defender when Firmino and Sadio Mane are on song.

The same goes for Keita, who seems to be the niggling kind of midfielder in the heart of midfield, who makes life difficult for any midfielder that keeps the ball for too long.

Think of Keita as the kind of player that can get under the skin of the opposition due to his tenacity and the 22-year-old also has the ability to run upfield, link up with our midfield and bang in a few goals too.

Fabinho, for his part, is the guy who keeps things calm at the back, something that we have lacked for a number of years, or ever since Lucas Leiva picked up that horrible ligament injury that more or less cut down his time at Anfield.


We don’t always play with a tough tackling defensive midfielder under Klopp and this is where Fabinho would be a little different as he can shift the ball upfield for us to attack the opposition.

He isn’t a typical Brazilian; someone who has a lot of skills, flicks and tricks – oh no, he tackles, wins the ball, breaks up the play and sets us for a counter-attack, something that we seem to be pretty good at under Klopp.

Fabinho was also a right-back during his initial years as a professional footballer, so that would come to his help too should he ever decide to maraud into the opposition penalty box.

I find it difficult to recall when we had such a strong midfield, even without considering the third peg in the midfield – Jordan Henderson or Georginio Wijnaldum.

Even if we don’t bring Hendo or Wijnaldum into the discussion, this could be a midfield pairing like we had under Rafa Benitez but with a twist.

Our best midfield pairing in recent years was Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso. One would break up the play and the other would set up the attack.

We now have someone who can break up the play and set us off, while we have another player who can run with the ball, battle past the opposition and even score.

Yes, yes, the third person in the Alonso-Masch relationship was Steven Gerrard but we will never be able to get another Stevie G in the team, he was that rare and that bloody good.

What we have now is an exciting base that can dominate the opposition for the next five years at the least. A couple of players that have lungs of steel and who can run, cover, tackle and become a tag-team in the midfield.

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Liverpool don’t win games in the midfield under Klopp but that will change in the coming 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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