Georginio Wijnaldum reacts after 'liking' controversial comment about Mane and Salah

18 September, 2018, 10:41 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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Murphy believes Klopp got the better of Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino. And I think what started the second half, we move players in different options to find more solutions in offensive situations.

Tottenham host Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. We could even win both the Champions League and the Premier League.

It was against Spurs, the side beaten so impressively here to maintain a 100% start to the season, that he handed in his first teamsheet as Liverpool manager.

Then in the second half, he struggled to hold a cross from Sadio Mane as the ball fell to Firmino for an easy finish.

"Yet on a day when Tottenham's centre-backs of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld couldn't cope with the movement of Liverpool's forwards, they were let off the hook by wasteful finishing and poor decision making by Salah, Mane and Firmino". He nearly literally covered every blade of grass (he ran 12.9km) on the Wembley pitch and one could make a case for him being the best midfielder in the league so far this season.

"Looking too far ahead is a mistake".

Firmino wrapped up Liverpool's fifth successive win soon after the interval when the Brazil forward tapped in after more sloppy defending and another Vorm misjudgement. Firmino has scored 29 goals in 59 games, Mane 24 in 49 and Salah a remarkable 46 goals in 57 games. This is more than any other player.


Over the past 18 months Tottenham's priorities have changed from a team that was constantly in the shadow of their rivals Arsenal to a club who have now surpassed them and qualify for the Champions League.

This is Klopp's third full season - and he had most of the 2015-16 campaign - so realistically, given the investment and talent at his disposal, he should be expected to win a trophy this term.

Salah, who took the Premier League by storm last season by scoring 32 goals and being crowned the competition's top scorer, found the net twice in five games this season so far while Mane has scored four goals.

With and without the ball we caused them massive problems. But if you analyze the game it's some key moments - the goal that we concede.

The 24-year old was outstanding in Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham, showcasing his superb control, passing and vision and prompting praise from Guardiola who says the player's slight build doesn't reduce his effectiveness in the middle.

Liverpool showed their credentials in targeting a first title since 1990 are for real and such was the Reds' dominance the scoreline did not do Jurgen Klopp's men justice in winning 2-1 at Tottenham.

Inevitably, something which is part of life at Anfield, expectations will soar in line with the emotion that fuels their support and Klopp must deal with that. But even at this early stage of the season, Spurs looked worryingly short of energy and panache, commodities usually found in abundance amongst this otherwise talented group of players.

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