Seeing quite a few negative posts regarding Gini on yesterdays performance, I find it baffling if I'm honest the lad took the fight to Hoffenheim and never let up. Whenever he lost the ball it was generally after the 3rd Hoffenheim player finally managed to crowd him out.
I'd also like to point out the difference in attitude towards our 2 starting full backs on the night from the crowd within Anfield. Both were excellent going forward, both made errors TAA twice in the first half, and Moreno once in the 2nd barring this both did OK defensively. However TAA got a standing ovation from the crowd when he was subbed for Gomez, Moreno got slated for his mishap and was immediately jeered and sniggered at. Lets get behind the lads FFS, if your going to vilify a player for 1 mishap when he's played a cracking game of football the lad must be bricking it to even step on to the turf in a red shirt!
TAA is a proper talent, he's naïve defensively and needs time and experience to become a regular first teamer imo but he's got a management team that believe in him and he'll only improve and could well go on to become one of the very best full backs we've had (plus he's already outscoring my personal fav rb Rob Jones!!!
). Moreno lets get behind the lad, he's improved no end imo since last year when the manager pulled him out of the limelight, you can see the coaching staff have work with him and for me it's paying off. He's still young and I believe if he continues to improve he'll be a big asset especially against the bus parkers that come to Anfield.
Mane btw is a beast of a player, loved it when he was arm gesturing to the crowd when the away fans were giving him a bit. My MOTM for what it's worth but all in all a truly excellent performance from the lads. Love it when we start games so bright and quick more of the same please. YNWA