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The international break didn’t make much of a difference to Liverpool as the Reds continued their winning ways in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 2-1 winners over Tottenham at Wembley. The win should surely place us amongst the early favourites for the title.

To be honest, the scoreline flatters Spurs since we should have been far ahead in terms of goals and Tottenham only scored in stoppage time.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino got the goals for us but there was a lot more to the game than just the scoreline.

Georginio Wijnaldum is getting better with each game

The Dutch midfielder has gone front strength to strength this season and even in a new No. 6 role, Wijnaldum is doing better than expected.

The former Newcastle midfielder could have been the player to get the axe after we signed Fabinho but the Dutch midfielder is keeping not only the Brazilian out but also Jordan Henderson.

Wijnaldum scored his first Premier League away goal against Tottenham and he is only getting better with more minutes on the pitch.

Alisson has learned from his mistake

There were fears that Alisson would be a target for Tottenham and the rest of the Premier League after his error against Leicester City.

What we saw, however, was a different game from Alisson. The keeper didn’t waste time with the ball at his feet and ensured he passed to a Liverpool player.

Alisson didn’t take any risks against Tottenham and that certainly helped us keep Spurs at bay.

The goals will come for Salah

Before the goal from Erik Lamela, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane had gilt-edged chances to wrap up the game.

The pair either shot straight at Michel Vorm or missed the target and we were lucky that it did not come back to bite us (Mane was extremely fortunate not to give a penalty away in the last minute).

Salah got into a number of quality positions but his finishing seemed off. Klopp too seemed a little peeved that the Egyptian was not passing the ball to an open teammate.

The Egyptian’s dry run might be a worry but Salah is still getting into the right places and the goals will come eventually. Salah started last season slowly as well and missed a number of opportunities before going on a tear and he could do the same in the coming weeks.

Liverpool know how to grind out results

This Liverpool is far from the nervy side that lost games towards the end. The victories against Crystal Palace, Leicester City and now Tottenham prove that we can grind out wins even if we are playing poorly.

It is a testament that the team has 15 points from the opening five games, doing so for the first time since 1990-91. Of course, I would prefer 4-0s and 5-0s but three points are three points and if we keep winning in this fashion, we should win some trophies.

Klopp ready to switch things against Paris

The Champions League starts with us facing Paris Saint-Germain and the Ligue 1 side will have Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

PSG won’t be an easy side and we must freshen things up either in the attack or the midfield. Our playing style needs some fresh faces midweek and we could see the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge and even Fabinho getting a start.

Klopp did a really good job in Europe last season but we had a comparatively easy group than this time.

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We do have a better team this season though and hopefully, another fantastic Champions League run will be on the cards.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal



Fabio Aurelio Liverpool

Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager



Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

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The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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