How great it feels to pick up 3 points again! A very comfortable win in the end. Great goals too.
There was a lot of talk before the game about Migs and Lovren. I stuck by my opinion that they should not be dropped. Some felt that Klopp had to get rid, but as I said, this is the perfect game to give them support. Klopp went ahead with that same decision, and many felt that he was wrong to do so. Lots of criticism. No surprises there.
Even though Lovren had to pull out because of his ongoing injury, it is obvious that we would have had the clean sheet regardless.
Then there was Sturridge in the starting line. "Unbelievable" they thought! Klopp gone mad!
As the game went on, it was clear to anyone who has watched him play that Sturridge was playing well. He showed desire. He was keen to get the ball. Fair enough, his touches were poor at times, but that was to be expected given his lack of game time and style of play.
2nd half, and Sturridge got his reward. A real quality goal.
I've said for a long while now that he needs to start games. Happy to see my words fulfilled again.
Firmino played well (crazy isn't it to see how he played when not the "striker"), and he and Salah interchanged really well with Danny across the attacking 3. He too was rewarded with a great goal.
Gini smashed his in!
Only criticism for Salah for his miss. Wasn't a great hit, and he shouldn't be taking that. But fair enough... we won!
Tactically, we needed to press harder and play faster. We did that in the 2nd half and got the goals because of that change.
Delighted with that! Well done lads!