Liverpool eventually ran out comfortable winners against promoted Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
After a sterile first-half where very few chances emerged for either side until Liverpool were awarded a penalty.
Mo Salah took it but it was saved by Issl in the 41st minute with Jordan Henderson's rebound hitting the foot of the post. Nothing much else happened between Klopp's Liverpool and visiting Huddersfield Manager David Wagner in a dull opening half.
The second half however, exploded into life with goals from Daniel Sturridge who dinked a finish beyond the Huddersfield goalkeeper for the opener on 50 minutes.
Firmino scored a very rare Liverpool goal from a corner thanks to James Milner's quality cross into the box.
Then Gini Wijnaldum danced around Huddersfield's defence to score a third for Liverpool at home.
The win moves us into 6th place in the league on 16 points, twelve behind League leaders Man City on 28 points, alot of ground to make up on the leaders already.
But a welcome return to winning ways at last in the Premier League.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Liverpool's stunning 7-0 win at Maribor in Slovenia, finally laid bare the frightening talent of Jurgen Klopp's team.
Solid in midfield, razor-sharp in going forward, lethal in scoring goals from every player and every angle and another clean-sheet under their belts.
It all came good for Liverpool in the Champion's League this week.
With the positioning of under-used James Milner in midfield in this game, Liverpool had a dominance they have seldom felt all Season.
Salah, Firmino and Coutinho prospered against poor opposition in their own back yard scoring seven unanswered goals due largely to Milner's experience, craft, vision and guile in midfield that has been hitherto lacking in a Liverpool performance this term.
Is a James Milner stint in midfield the answer this Season?
When you stop a 7 game winless streak and turn it into a rout by Liverpool, then Milner is certainly a name Klopp should have on his team-sheet every game, experience counts for everything.