Liverpool‘s first pre-season friendly ended in a massive victory for the Reds as we defeated Chester 7-0 at the Deva Stadium.
All eyes were on our two new signings but Jurgen Klopp decided to switch the players around as each half saw 11 different players take the field.
It was Fabinho who started the first-half while Naby Keita came on in the second half. The first half saw two goals come in from Harry Wilson as the youngster continued his great form from last season where he scored for fun at Hull City.
The second half saw a lot more action as James Milner, who was captaining the side in the second half, stroked home a penalty just after the start of the half.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 7, 2018
Daniel Sturridge scored the fourth goal of the game as Naby Keita closed down space to win the ball and help the Englishman score.
Four quickly became five as Ryan Kent bagged a goal too. Another striker that has not had a great time at Liverpool after Sturridge was Danny Ings but even he got a goal for the Reds before Sturridge wrapped up the win with an incredible finish.
While this is just a pre-season fixture, it does seem like the players are hungry and want to fight for their starting berths.
Twitter was also ablaze with a lot of Liverpool fans sharing their reactions to the win and here are some of the best.
And the Wc
— Jozza (@Official_Jozza) July 7, 2018
Announce Premier League title
— Evan 🇭🇷 (@SKC_Evan) July 7, 2018
Disappointed you didn’t even score 10. Do better next time
— LOVREN STAN 😃 🇭🇷 (@sunnylfc8) July 7, 2018
Wilson needs to play next season, he’s way too good to be on loan
— christian (@CAI96I) July 7, 2018
I think Naby Keita was MOTM but that is my opinion 🙂
— Truelsen (@Truelsen_2k) July 7, 2018
Stars getting minutes, hungry teens getting chanses…and then there was Sturridge..I’ts all good 💥👊🏻🔴
— Michael Hamann (@michaelhamann) July 7, 2018
Hope this is not a shooting practice
— Austin Molar (@molar_austin) July 7, 2018
Liverpool are going to win the world cup!!! pic.twitter.com/bxcO3yA4cM
— Mbaku (@Mbaku12964096) July 7, 2018
— Kojonizer 🇬🇭 (@JonMesante) July 7, 2018
Champions league incoming.
— Milan (@FirminosTeeth_) July 7, 2018
Karius clean sheet
— Minas Vergis (@MinasLfc) July 7, 2018
Not 8, disappointed
— Haydn (@haydnstpierre1) July 7, 2018
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.
Don’t listen to all the shit about Salah not celebrating Bobby’s goal. Look at him throwing his arms in the air.
Still not himself though is he? What do you think is wrong with him and his performances? pic.twitter.com/ms5pocZLBz
— TheKopTimes (@TheKopTimes8) September 19, 2018
“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.
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.
“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.
Even Jurgen Klopp is copying Firmino’s celebration. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QumDevIDpz
— Samue (@VintageSalah) September 18, 2018
Firmino Challenge… one everyone can do lol
— Little Miss Aden (@KadraAden) September 18, 2018
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) September 18, 2018
— Gob 🐲 (@Des_n_Troy) September 19, 2018
The Roberto Firmino challenge by Klopp 😀 pic.twitter.com/ptgcK7KqUo
— Pastor G M Mhlanga (@geraldpatience) September 19, 2018
— Samuel #WeAreLiverpool (@samsgyan) September 19, 2018
Who did the Pirate better?
— Bright Amponsah (@timbergh7) September 19, 2018
— Im Sardar (@_FILMBuFF_) September 18, 2018
(Video) Watch Sadio Mane completely destroy Neymar with filthy skill during Champions League clash
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 sent Neymar for chips 🍟 pic.twitter.com/Ro4fzr3Pt0
— nay (@nayoneofficial) September 18, 2018
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.
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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