ANOTHER win in which Liverpool put you through the wringer but when they do it’s massive.
A really important three points after the way results have gone today and the nature of it should give confidence to a side that have looked like they desperately need it.
Here are Anfield Wrap contributors with talking points after that…
Dan Vincent: That CB pairing gives me the same feelings as when I first watched The Ring.
John Gibbons: Confused and aroused?
Josh Sexton: Seems like he’s done everything to get Lovren back in here, think that says a lot about how confident he is in our options
Ian Ryan: Probably as strong as we can go atm. Into these Reds.
Josh Sexton: Robertson must be wondering what he’s got to do to get in this team
Dan Vincent: I was thinking the same about Phil Babb.
It’s so important we win with everyone else winning today. Don’t wanna start seeing a bigger gap appear.
Phil Blundell: Isn’t that long since people told you how well we did with Lovren and Matip together and now we have people thinking we might go down
Ian Ryan: Even at this early stage eight points would look like a huge gap
Johnny Milburn: Any win today and we’re in fifth
Ian Ryan: Getting in too easy there
John Gibbons: I’m more furious that Mahrez gets first to the rebound despite being about seventh favourite
Ian Ryan: Mo Salah wtf, how’s he missed that?
Craig Hannan: Fs
Johnny Milburn: One day we’ll get the rub of the green
Ian Ryan: Worked the original shot from Emre well.
Dan Vincent: Sitter that.
Paul Senior: Yerrrsss
Ian Ryan: What a goal. Brilliantly worked, the ball in is ridiculous and great header from Mo.
Dan Morgan: Will do Phil the world of good that. Reckon he’ll get one here.
Dan Vincent: That combination was glorious in pre season at times.
Ian Ryan: Migs there, giving me a heart attack
Craig Hannan: Phil is putting this top bin
Josh Sexton: Fucking get in
Ian Ryan: That was sexual. What a fucking strike from Phil.
Phil Blundell: In the moment it left his foot.
Johnny Milburn: Is right — foot on the throat now Reds finish them
I’d love to meet who taught Albie to tackle with his calves
Ian Ryan: Doesn’t ever look like changing that technique, bless him
Phil Blundell: Best opening 30 for absolutely ages that. Complete domination
Dan Morgan: Leicester fans are absolute burnout. Hope we smash them
Mahrez got no interest in tracking Moreno. Loads of joy down there
Ian Ryan: Absolutely essential we make our dominance count here, need a third to kill these.
Ste Evans: Big five needed here. Need to get to half time without conceding.
Johnny Milburn: Was onside there
John Gibbons: Wish these would fuck off
Johnny Milburn: Apparently offside from original FK
Paul Senior: Matip brain dead
Johnny Milburn: Dive that Paul — clever from Vardy
A phrase you don’t hear much
Dan Morgan: Never a foul that
Josh Sexton: Yer Vardy kicked him
Paul Senior: Always Mignolet’s ball though
Josh Sexton: What a save the Mig
Paul Senior: Counts for fuck all when you do that
Josh Sexton: Jammy bastards
Craig Hannan: Fuck off
Josh Sexton: Okazaki was holding Mignolet then
Johnny Milburn: Henderson slaughtering the linesman
Ian Ryan: Why can’t we just do the fucking basics
Dan Morgan: We are the gift that keeps on giving
Ian Ryan: That’s it. Every team knows that this side will always give you a sniff.
Dan Vincent: Ludicrous goal to give away that. Horse shit from a defensive point of view again. It’s mad we need a three goal cushion in order to feel some form of safety.
Johnny Milburn: I’m not having that having lightning quick one touch counter-attacking and basic defending are mutually exclusive
Time of goal is bad too
Paul Senior: That happens because there’s a fella in the away end wearing a vest. Absolutely unacceptable
Ian Ryan: Paul, ask him to leave
John Gibbons: I think we’re a bit unlucky. Vardy trips himself up and then his mate grabs our keeper
Josh Sexton: With Gibbo here
Positives — Hendo much better here
Johnny Milburn: Hendo listened to CityTalk defo
Paul Senior: Negatives — Centre halves are shite
Josh Sexton: Negatives — Paul’s gonna use Matip getting kicked as a stick to beat him with
Paul Senior: Steady
Johnny Milburn: In Brendan Rodgers to Sterling tone
Ste Evans: Emre Can is a disgrace there.
Johnny Milburn: Too many getting bullied in one on ones
Dan Vincent: It’s turned into yard dog footie this. We have no calming influences anywhere from the middle of the pitch backwards. These are shit, just calm it down for five minutes Reds ffs.
Dan Morgan: What an absolute bellend Anthony Taylor is
Johnny Milburn: Defo got bullied at school
Paul Senior: Seems to referee us far too frequently
Johnny Milburn: Seem panicked here — unable to set the tempo
Josh Sexton: Firmino not having his best game
Paul Senior: Firmino for Sturridge for me here
Dan Vincent: Joel Matip must have the biggest feet in world football.
Paul Senior: Gray on to hit us on the break
John Gibbons: Think we’re doing OK you know. We get accused all the time of not coping with pressure. Doing some good battling here
Ian Ryan: Sturridge coming on
Paul Senior: It’s the right change
Feels like it anyway
I’d do it for a half Klopp yanno
Johnny Milburn: Henderson doing his hard man routine — I don’t mind it I’m just not that convinced — but he’s a big lad I suppose
Ian Ryan: Not like the manager to make a change that early, feels like the right shout.
Johnny Milburn: Would have loved to have seen Mane run at these for 20 when they’re goosed
Paul Senior: Need another here
Johnny Milburn: Matip there
Johnny Milburn: Is right captain
Paul Senior: There it is
Phil Blundell: Phew
Joel Matip there. Incredible
Josh Sexton: Hendo capping off a great game
Johnny Milburn: Salah drew two there
Ian Ryan: Brilliant counter, get the fuck in. Love the coolness of that goal. Several players don’t panic at crucial moments, lovely stuff.
Paul Senior: Oh fuck off
Johnny Milburn: Ffs you scruffy cunt
Phil Blundell: Amazing
Ian Ryan: Jesus Christ
Paul Senior: Constant threat that lad I’m afraid
Phil Blundell: Offside too
Josh Sexton: Moreno needs to fuck off turning his back with his hands behind
Johnny Milburn: Offside too ffs Taylor you cunt
John Gibbons: Went the toilet to celebrate. Fucks sake
Paul Senior: Milner imminent
Paul Senior: Pen
Josh Sexton: Fuck off
Taylor the fucking cunt
Ian Ryan: Kill me now
Josh Sexton: He wins the fucking ball
Johnny Milburn: Blues celebrating in the pub I’m about to throw a table
Ste Evans: Gets the ball.
Fuck off Taylor you cunt.
Johnny Milburn: That pen heat map is mad
(Mignolet saves penalty)
Josh Sexton: Get the fuck in
Is right Si
Ian Ryan: Head’s gone here
Johnny Milburn: Blues shouting handball in the pub
The goalie’s record on pens is decent
Josh Sexton: Moreno is kettling my head here
Dan Morgan: Can’t decide if I hate Taylor or Glen Hoddle more
Phil Blundell: He won the call didn’t he?
Josh Sexton: Shit seeing a big lad come on against us
Taylor should never work again you know
Paul Senior: Harry Maguire has the physique of a potato
They keep leaving him one on one btw. Love to see Salah v him
Ian Ryan: Sturridge showed loads of intelligence since he came on
Josh Sexton: He is boss ya know
Johnny Milburn: I’ve left the pub to prevent an incident
Ian Ryan: See this out ffs
John Gibbons: It’s huge if they can I think
I want Klopp in our end with his lad out
Ian Ryan: Scenes
Thank fuck for that. Massive three points.
Stu Wright: Thank fuck
Dan Morgan: In a bit Vards
Ste Evans: Bout time we turned them pricks over at their gaff. Get in Redmen.
Dan Vincent: Exactly what we needed that!! Get in!
Johnny Milburn: I’m convinced I’ll watch that back and be more impressed with the performance than I was live
Ian Ryan: Gonna kill me these cunts but up the Reds.
Made up for Hendo today, had a tough time recently but did well out there