TAW contributors with talking points straight from the ground after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.
Great win. Decision making the main difference from Saturday. Reckon they’ve watched 100 videos from Monday. @johngibbonsblog
Adam Lallana isn’t human, is he? He ran more than I’ve ever seen anyone run in a game of footy. Looked like he was gonna die and then had the composure to not play Divock Origi the ball when he was offside and then play a peach of a ball. He was incredible. @PhilBlundell
Lallana was so intelligent on that third, held it, held it, then played the killer ball. And no one deserved that goal more than Gini. Absolute Trojan. @robbohuyton
You see why Jürgen Klopp wanted someone like Gini Wijnaldum in centre mid rather than a Joe Allen — so strong, lost count of how many times he out-muscled the opposition. @C_Hannan7
Oh Mane, Mane
Sadio Mane is a great lad. Would love to go ten-pin bowling with him. @johngibbonsblog
Ragnar Klavan was excellent. @johngibbonsblog
The Klavan-Lucas Leiva thing is a bit mad, isn’t it? One of them plays, looks good, does something daft and then the other one gets back in before the man made of crisps gets back in. Then he gets injured and we repeat the process until the man made of crisps is back. @PhilBlundell
We should throw everything we’ve got at signing Alexis Sanchez from them in the summer. @paul7cope
Me and Neil were talking at length about the extent to which Sanchez should play for Liverpool. @johngibbonsblog
Lower Main Limbs
The reaction to the third goal was boss, barely anybody had spoke in the Lower Main until that point, everybody went mad. Up the Reds. @jsexton24
Didn’t think we hit the heights of the Spurs game today but Arsenal were poor. Tried to set up like others have successfully against us but don’t have it in them to play like that. Saying that, we looked more assured for long spells than I’ve seen us before and limited them to two real shots. Emre Can should be knighted for his tackle on Sanchez. Gini should have a statue outside The Kop. @paul7cope
Arsenal are proper shite. That was not that stressful. I thought Mane and Wijnaldum were immense. The run starts here (again). @RobGutmann
Boss reaction from everyone — they wanted that, they care, you could see it. We slaughter these lads all the time but ultimately they’re human like us — it’s hurt us that the title looked on and now it isn’t, it’s hurt us to be out the cups. It’s hurt them as well. The manager, the players, everyone. I think you’ve seen that — confidence has been brittle, motivation has been low. It’s hard to suddenly realign sights that were set at the very top. But that will help big time with doing just that. Second, third, fourth — all are a big improvement in loads of the seasons we’ve watched recently. So let’s seize that chance — finish as high as we can, stop feeling sorry for ourselves, create some feel good. And fucking beat Burnley FFS! @robbohuyton
Thought we were excellent again, that being said I thought we were at Spurs.
Can’t go up against Burnley next and fail. We need to use these big results as a catalyst to push on. Our record against the top sides shows how good this team is, but we need to use the next 10 games to prove that. No Champions League would be a massive failure for a side of this one’s ability.
Hugely important now that any opportunities that present themselves we pounce upon, to ensure we get automatic qualification, with the likelihood that Manchester United win the Europa League.
Thought we were typically excellent today as we have been against most of the top sides, just hope that’s the end of the madness. @PaulSenior1