Perhaps the type of content Liverpool fans could spend all day looking at- this exchange between Georgino Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara on social media site Twitter was pretty awesome. Thiago’s arrival is rumoured to potentially push Wijnaldum to the exit door, with Ronald Koeman and Barcelona said to be interested in the Dutch star.
Thiago wrote “Challenge accepted” to which Wijnaldum replied “Welcome”, and the Spaniard then replied with a “Thanks mate!”
Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara tweets screenshot
The pick of Round 2’s list of fixtures sees Liverpool travel to London to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Both teams won their opening day fixtures, albeit not very convincingly- Liverpool edged Leeds 4-3, while Chelsea needed a stunner from Reece James to down Brighton 3-1. Continue reading
An opening day thriller that the Reds edged despite not quite being at their best, and that is reflected in the player ratings from the local Echo newspaper. Mo Salah obviously the pick of the lot for his hat trick, but plenty of 5′ and 6’s, indicating that this was a far from comfortable win for the Reds.
A tough opening day fixture for defending champions Liverpool as they were given a real scare by newly promoted Leeds, but Jurgen Klopp’s men managed to pick up all three points thanks to a late penalty.
Salah emulates John Aldridge
With his hat trick against Leeds, Salah became the first Liverpool player to do so on the opening day of a new league campaign since John Aldridge back in the late 80’s.
The pick of his goals was obviously the middle one, but the Egyptian star showed great mental strength to put away both penalties, especially the second one at the death. Good sides get the job done even when they’re not at their best, and Salah’s performance was integral to LFC’s win here.
Leeds will trouble a lot of sides
We were all looking forward to seeing Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa in the top flight, and they didn’t disappoint. Not many clubs can cut open the Reds the way Bielsa’s Whites did (their third goal in particular was fantastic to watch).
If not for new signing Rodrigo Moreno’s late moment of madness, Leeds would’ve managed to come away with a point, and it would’ve been thoroughly deserved. Continue reading
Liverpool right back Trent Alexander Arnold has been rewarded for a stellar 2019-20 campaign with the PFA Young Player of the Year award. TAA is also one of five Liverpool players named in the PFA team of the year- Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk are the other four.
Team of the Year- five LFC players in it