Liverpool might have signed Virgil van Dijk recently, smashing a transfer record for defenders, but we struggled a lot to defeat Leicester City, even though there was an air of excitement at Anfield.
Things didn’t get off to the best start as we conceded a sloppy goal right at the start of the game but then our domination began. We absolutely hammered the away side but just could not get things right as time and again, Mohamed Salah and the likes were thwarted.
The half-time score was 1-0 to the away side and it seemed this was going to be another story of what could have been. Things, however, changed in the second half as two great finishes from Salah sealed the game for us and even though Leicester tried to get the equaliser, we held the fort and ensured we finished this gameweek in 4th place.
Twitter went crazy, as usual, over the performance of the Egyptian, and here are some of the best reactions to the game.
#LFC are now unbeaten in 12 Premier League games – their longest run under Jürgen Klopp.
They last went 12 without defeat in March 2015 (a run of 13).
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) December 30, 2017
— Phil (@philbingham96) December 30, 2017
— Phil Coutinho (@LfcNo10) December 30, 2017
Three step guide of how to score against bigger opposition:
2) Brush aside
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) December 30, 2017
— Jacob Edwards (@Jacob_Owen7) December 30, 2017
Not very often you see me talk about Liverpool but!!! Mo Salah is a genius… It’s a joy to watch this man play. What a signing he has been. Another outstanding performance!! #MoSalah #Liverpool #LFC @ChervonChetty
— James keene (@28Jkeene) December 30, 2017
— LFC Dagger (@lfc_dagger) December 30, 2017
— Clark James (@Clark96James) December 30, 2017
— Yashasva Tungare (@yashasva) December 30, 2017
Moan all you want about the frustrating draws we’ve had – but, following that Tottenham defeat, we’ve gone unbeaten for the rest of 2017 – and you cannot deny, we’re progressing into a superior team, in comparison to recent years.
2018’s looking bright for #LFC.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) December 30, 2017
Lovren has been good for 3 games in a row ..time to drop him for next game #LFC
— come say hi (@GrizzKhan) December 30, 2017
— Goal (@goal) December 30, 2017
Van Dijk & Gomez could be an exciting centre-back pairing for #LFC going forward. Throw in a keeper…
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) December 30, 2017