As you’ll all know by now, Liverpool continued their dominance over their neighbours with a 1-0 win at Anfield yesterday. It was a lucky win given the way the goal came, but it was a win no less. Despite that, the Reds expected a lot more from their side, especially seeing the way Jurgen Klopp lined them up ahead of the game, with the fans on Twitter gushing over the strength of their eleven.
How the Reds line up against the Blues. Three changes for #LIVEVE…
TAA, Fabinho and Shaqiri in
Henderson, Lovren and Milner out https://t.co/Y34kQ3ku4W
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 2 December 2018
For the fans, seeing Jordan Henderson miss out as Fabinho came back into the side was one of the best things that could have happened and they were all over the moon to see that Klopp wasn’t prepared to give the Toffees an easy ride, even though they’re due to be back in action on Wednesday against Burnley at Turf Moor. Winning that game will be just important at the Everton win, although Klopp will likely be forced to rotate.
The team that the Reds saw their side put out was one that they expected to bag quite a few goals yesterday. Whilst that didn’t happen, their defensive fortunes continued as they kept yet another clean sheet. The fact that Manchester City conceded to Bournemouth on Saturday means that the Anfield side now have the best defensive record in Europe’s top five leagues, and the fans have their eccentric German gaffer to thank for that as he continues to get things right when it matters, much like he did with the lineup yesterday.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on their powerful starting eleven against Everton here:
FABINHO AND SHAQIRI LETS GOOOOOOO
— . (@VintageSalah) December 2, 2018
3 POINTS BOYS
— – (@AnfieldRd96) December 2, 2018
THAT MIDFIELD pic.twitter.com/nimEnDPPEK
— Scott (@ClassicReds) December 2, 2018
WHAT A TEAM!!!!!!!!
— • (@PrimeOrigi) December 2, 2018
I’LL TAKE THAT, WHAT A TEAM
— Nick (@NabyRole) 2 December 2018
Best line up yet
— james (@jamesco_tt) December 2, 2018
Much better lineup.
— Stephen Robinson (@xstex) 2 December 2018
Let’s go straight to business…… 3 point loading
— Engr Jerry (@jerrydonatus2) December 2, 2018
The Kopites were over the moon with their starting eleven yesterday, and whilst it wasn’t a pretty win, it was still three points well earned.