With the 2017/18 season over, and the long break ahead, here's a thread to look back at some of the highlights of the season.
Goal Of The Season
There were so many to choose from that it's hard to narrow them down to just one. So I have put forward two categories: Team and Individual.
Team Goal Of The Season
There were probably more important goals this season, but my pick for it would be Phillippe Coutinho for 2-0 v Spartak Moscow in the European Cup. The movement and link up play involving all of the Fab Four in the move leading to Coutinho's finish was world class.
Individual Goal Of The Season
Again, it was hard to narrow it down to one, but I chose Mohammad Salah for 4-1 v City in the league. It probably looks easy on TV, but the skill to control the ball like he did was fantastic and the finish from 40 yards was perfect. It turned out to be the winning goal, and meant we have won our last 5 home games v City in the league.
Signing Of The Season
Salah has the awards, and they're richly deserved. But even when he had an off day, others could step up. So I'm going to give it to Van Dijk. He only had half a season, but slotted in seamlessly and fixed a problem that was costing us far too often. With his full summer break and a full pre season ahead of him to come, he will only improve and we will achieve the consistency we need, with him leading the backline and us keeping more clean clean sheets.
Game Of The Season
From a personal pov, there was only one candidate, mainly as it was the only game I was at, the first game I was in the Kop for, and the closest to a night game I have had in the stadium. So it's the 5-0 win v Swansea, with TAA and Ox's first league goals at home. We had drawn our previous 3 home games, so we feared another frustrating day against the busparkers. Coutinho's last goal at home after 6 minutes from 30 yards, set up the rest of the day, while the second just after half time, opened the floodgates. It was an off day for Salah but he still set up the fourth for Firmino. It could honestly have been 10 in the end.
With our European Cup status retained and reputation enhanced, the season should be judged as a success. Halfway through the 4 year project, there is still more work to do, and much more success to come.
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