Wonderful end to the season
Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams take a bow for the last few weeks, in fact Rhys you'd better only take half a bow as you're only a kid, you're probably not allowed to take a full one
Shame he missed that header cos Rhys was great today, he's come on a bomb in a short space of time, a couple of months ago he'd get the ball off Nat, take a touch and then give it back again: safety first. Today his passing was blob on, including a couple of nice long rangers. At Old Trafford he played the pass of the game, 50 yards from LCB right onto Trent's toe on the right wing. Gets played into a wee bit of trouble by Alisson today and just rolls his man and plays a left foot pass to Robbo. Lovely to see. Great support from the fans today, clapping everything he did right, which was basically everything except put that header under the bar.
Thiago: absolutely magnificent, even better than his recent performances which have all been MOTM-worthy or near enough.
Some passages of football were extraordinary.
Thiago played a pass first half from right midfield with the outside of his foot that started out down the middle of the 'fairway' and then sliced to the right and missed a defender by not much and landed just at Salah's feet. As passes go it was an absolute work of art. Honestly I don't even think even Gerrard could have pulled it off. One of the most outrageous passes I've seen from a player in any shirt never mind just ours.
Second goal was ridiculous: Trent plays an outside of the foot pass to Thiago who plays an outside of the foot pass to Mo, who dances down the wing and then the ball finds its way to Sadio and bang and it's in the net but the 2 outside of the foot passes back-to-back were just sublime. If Thiago plays as the right-sided 8 next season and Hendo switches to the left, a right side of Trent Thiago and Mo is enough to strike terror into any opposition in world football.
MOTM is tricky: hard not to go for Sadio but I won't as apart from the goals other players had better games, and I can't keep going for Thiago so I'm gonna just about go for Mo who absolutely ran his socks off and deserved a goal in this game, very very lively and his link-up play was good which isn't always the case, moves often break down when they get to Mo (not helped by defenders climbing all over him), but not today, almost flawless bar his late miss which was a real shame.
Loved to hear the fans back in and the support for Gini was class even with only 10k in.
Only sad note was seeing Gini leaving the club. I'm absolutely gutted. Lovely fella. He could have given it the biggun and said his favourite memory was Barcelona semi-final, but instead he says his favourite moments are just being part of this club, his teammates, manager, being at Melwood and Kirkby every day. Absolutely class. You'll never walk alone Gini lad. Always be a Red. Long and happy life to you. Come back and see us soon.