Roy Keane is quite a honest pundit and he was definitely sure LFC deserved this and are massive favourites for the league
He can now open the curtains, that he drew instead of watching us 2 years ago.
Obviously all Barcelona B are interested in is the handball claim, which their own player initiated. How is a ref supposed to give a penalty and a free kick at the same time? You don't. You just play on, or in our case play to the whistle, which they didn't. Thankfully, our old mate on VAR Paul Tierney, backed up Oliver's instant decision. That's why he's the best ref in the league. I dread to think what Atkinson and Moss would have come up with.
As after every big defeat, their coach trots out the line that he's proud of his team. Hmmm. Proud of what? Starting a forward who has never scored at Anfield, or starting a reject who has never scored against us in the league, or having no competent reserve keeper, or no central defenders, or maybe he was proud about being 2 goals down in 15 minutes, or of them being bundled off the ball or forced into mistakes throughout the game. Or maybe all of them. He can take his pick. They had 3 shots on target. If he's proud of that, they have more issues than first thought.
Call me greedy, but I wanted 5 after we went 3 up. After what happened in their soulless dump 2 years ago, I wanted to send out a strong statement and rub their noses in it. 3-0 up in less than an hour, 5 was definitely on, but 3 will do. I know what they did last season, but that defence is now a sham. They have no strength in depth at the back, and as soon as they're asked serious questions, they collapse like a pack of cards.
We can play good football too, except we're not obsessed about walking the ball into the net. And if a shot from distance is on, we'll have a go. Unlike them, we can score all kinds of goals. Tap ins, piledrivers, close range headers, 40 yard crosses, corners, the lot. All our goals were world class, pinpoint deliveries and clinical finishes. And yes Mane did dive. To win a powerful header and wrap up the game. Nothing wrong with that.
They are all style and no substance. No willingness to get stuck in and graft. He said three years ago, that he didn't come to this league to win tackles. Fabinho does it in his sleep every week, and he doesn't even speak English! The pundits love to talk about De Bruyne, they are less willing to talk about how creative Robbo is. The cross for the second goal was the art down to a tee. You can see that is good coaching, because Robbo didn't do it at Hull and he certainly isn't doing it for Scotland.
So our 8 point lead is restored. Maybe now they will believe we mean business. Sadly they don't. They're now claiming we're an injury away from a major crisis. They don't say that our keeper has already been out for two months, or our second choice central defender has been missing for weeks. Or Keita isn't fit enough any week. Or Salah is still recovering from the tackle by hairbag 6 weeks ago. Or that we played against Barcelona 0-3 down with Origi and Mane up top. And we coped.
So they keep questioning us, and we always find an answer. It is in the league table. We do mean business.