Another one chalked off and yet another Anfield victory with us scoring at least three goals.
Got the benefit of the doubt with the second penalty appeal in my eyes, first one was no one near a pen no matter how much Joe F***ing Cole protests otherwise. Second one, yeah I think we got away with that.
But even if it'd been given and they'd scored it, I still think we win comfortably because we F***ing twatted those cockney cu*ts last night. Admittedly they're an average side at best but we made them look ten times worse than that. Klopp once again masterminding an easy victory over that F***ing overrated tosser Pochettino. Goals spread round the team again. A young lad making a real name for himself. Injured players coming back to fitness. I mean it's all F***ing good right now.
You get the sense that there's a belief among this group of players. And almost a sense of we've got to give Jürgen the perfect send off for the players to show their gratitude towards the great man.
200 Premier League wins, not F***ing bad for Jürgen either. And one of our best performances under him.
I also just wanna make mention of Darwin Nunez because it seemed like last night Fletcher and McCoist doing the game didn't give a toss about the result or how well we'd played and instead were just labouring on the point that Darwin hit the woodwork a few times. One of which the keeper pushed onto the post and another where the keeper tipped it onto the bar yet they just wanted to harp on and on and on and on and on about him not scoring. Maybe he didn't score but Jota, Bradley, Szoboszlai and Diaz did. And those four goals resulted in three points and us moving five points clear again as we sit first in the League table.
Well F***ing done Reds. You may of guessed that I'm still F***ing buzzing after last night.
Alisson - not really much to say because Chelsea didn't threaten him. Goal he couldn't do much with. I remember him sliding out to stop Sterling, which was good. Was so easy for him that he was slicing balls with the outside of his boot over to Konate just before the break just so he could feel involved in the game.
Bradley - I mean what can you say about this kid? A few on here said we didn't buy a right back last summer because of Bradley's quality and were almost shot down for it. He's proving any doubters wrong. Defensively sound, offensively a threat. Just F***ing boss. Great desire to win the ball back for Jota's goal, great determination and skill for his own goal to burst clear and what a F***ing cross for the Szoboszlai header. Honestly la, just F***ing boss.
Konate - I keep saying it but get this lad signed up for life. He's a F***ing tank. And if there's a better moment in football that's resulted in me screaming "yes lad" than seeing him lob the ball over that money grabbing c**t Sterling, I've yet to see it. Some players tend to go under the rader by the masses but are universally adored by their club's fans and Ibou is in that bracket in my opinion.
Van Dijk - didn't have his greatest game and I think he'll be the first to admit that. As I said at the top, I think the first penalty appeal was a shocking claim from Chelsea but the second one was poor on Virg's part. And the goal itself, he got done a little easily for me. But he was still a rock for the majority of the game. I've said it at various times this season that he's got that aura back and it was shown again yesterday. Can't remember who it was (might of been that pr**k Palmer) who just didn't fancy even trying to outrun Van Dijk and gave it up as a lost cause.
Goalmez - hang on Joe, you didn't have a shot in this game (or not one I remember anyway). Defensively sound, moving into midfield seamlessly. And his importance to this squad is growing. Commentators need to realise though that he isn't filling in at left back for Robbo, he's filling in for Kostas who was, in turn, filling in for Robbo. I'd say Joe is doing more than just filling in as well.
Szoboszlai - fantastic header to cap his first start since New Year's Day with a goal. And while I'm usually critical of him, I thought he was outstanding yesterday without grabbing too many headlines. The month off, albeit enforced, has helped recapture his best form so far. Really good against Norwich and Chelsea.
Mac Allister - I had my doubts about him playing as the deepest of the midfield three but he's putting those doubts to bed. Whether the form of Endo has forced him to improve his own game to ensure he's a starter for us I don't know but Mac has been a totally different player from the one we saw on the opening day against these cu*ts. So dogged without the ball and so calm and classy with it. Best midfielder on show last night by a good margin. And proof we got the better end of the Brighton sales last summer.
Jones - as usual he had a few moments where he just dallied on the ball too long, one in particular where he missed the chance to play Nunez in and instead played when Darwin was ten yards offside. There was another where he got it pinched off him on the egde of their box, similar to the Norwich game. If he can cut that out then he'll be a fantastic all round midfielder because the rest of his game was there yesterday, it's just that habit of holding on to it too long.
Jota - he and Bradley down that right are forming such a good understanding that it's almost Trent and Mo standard. Really well taken goal, great show of strength to burst through both of their defenders and hold them off. Great composure to finish as well. Clear penalty such is his elusive play. Saw him strap an ice pack to his thigh when he came off, hopefully nothing serious because we need this lad for the run in. He is a goalscorer above all else.
Nunez - missed a few didn't he? I got a bit pissed off with him early on, taking on shots from the distance he was when he could have maybe drove forward and put himself in a better position. But he keeps going and going. And like Newcastle, he ends up with a really well executed assist. I mean what a cross for Lucho's goal. Only man to have ten goals and ten assists this season, he's now got eleven in each category. Massive player for us.
Diaz - I said it after Norwich or Newcastle (one or the other) that some see him as the weakest of our front five but I think he's boss and he showed it again yesterday. Not just goal, which showed great heart and desire to get there but his all-round game. Last year, he would drift in and out of games and only be involved for maybe five or ten minutes per game, now he's become a real nuisance for the entire game. Released the ball to Bradley at just the right time and looked geniunely made up the young right back to, Three goals in his last six games is starting to show signs that he's added the goals to his game people said he had to.
Alexander-Arnold - he's got a fight on his hands for that right back slot. Along with the rest of the subs, didn't really do much once they came on and if anything sort of distrupted our rhythm slightly. But good to see him getting some minutes under his belt before the Arsenal game where I suspect he'll be starting.
Robertson - like his fellow full back, he's got a fight on his hands because of the form of Joe Gomez. Also like Trent, didn't do much but a much needed run out for the Scotland skipper. I wouldn't be surprised by any combo of our four full backs against Arsenal such is the form of Bradley and Gomez but also the importance of Trent and Robbo.
Elliott - he was on the pitch but that's about it.
Gakpo - seemed intent on getting a goal, couple of speculative efforts from him but by and large worked the keeper. I think he probably knows he's fifth on the list for forwards so has to impress every time he can. And in fairness he normally does. I do think he's wasted out wide though, he needs to be central.
Clark - his sixth game for the club and can now say he's made more Liverpool appearances than the likes of Howard Gayle, Kevin Sheedy, Sean Dundee, Bernard Diomede and Jordan Rossiter. Be interesting to see what happens with him next season when the new manager comes in.
Overall, F***ing made up.
Five points clear after twenty-two games is nothing to be sneezed at when people were writing the season off before a ball had been kicked. And even though the squad is starting to come back to full fitness, we're still missing a couple as well which just shows F***ing good this squad is and how much Jürgen is motivating them.
This season could be really special for a number of reasons.
Just keep doing what you're doing Reds and one of those reasons will be trophies.