This article is going to be nice and simple. I am going to pick out 3 of my favourite things or moments from this season about the Liverpool players whose happiness and success brings me extra joy. (1 player per position)
- Uefa Super cup. Saving the penalty that wins your new team a trophy in your second game? Not a bad start.
- Clean sheet away to Sheffield United. One of the moments early on in the season where it looked likely at stages that Liverpool would drop points or perhaps even lose. While he wasn’t tested particularly often, it isn’t rare that in testing conditions (weather wise and opponent) that even the best teams when playing with their backup keeper struggle, it is testament to Adrian that he held firm as Liverpool escaped with 3 valuable points.
- Anfield Derby. Allisson’s red card against Brighton could have ended up costing Liverpool dearly with the merseyside derby on the horizon. No clean sheet this time, but another experience I’m sure he’ll never forget and more proof of how it doesn’t matter who plays for Liverpool, they won’t lose to Everton at Anfield. Thank you Adrian.
- Scoring Liverpool’s first goal of the season. Rewind ourselves to the community shield and bear witness to Joel Matip scoring from a Van Dijk cross. That’s what I call total football.
- Opening the scoring against Arsenal. Yes I will admit it I take great joy in Joel Matip goals. The celebration and the joy on his face when he scores. Need I say any more?
- Considering injuries interrupted his season, playing a part in the Uefa Super Cup and watching him beautifully celebrate was a precious precious moment. I want more Matip next season!
- Winning goal against Sheffield United. While his goals for Holland seem regular his Liverpool strike rate is too low for my liking. His fortunate goal against Sheffield United certainly went a long way to securing a strong early points gap that ultimately allowed Liverpool to saunter to the title.
- Nutmeg on Harry Maguire. Watch it. Soak it in. Classy, flawless and perfect.
- Consistency. Above all watching the consistent levels he performs at week in week out is a pleasure.
- Failed Volley against Arsenal. While his lack of Anfield goals has been an anomaly his performances and touches at Anfield have still been world class. His flick up and mishit volley was something straight from Fifa Street.
- Performance against Newcastle. Another no goal game at Anfield but a ridiculous performance with an array of passes like no other. His assist for Salah was absurd and he could have provided one or two more assists if his teammates were more clinical that day.
- Second goal away at Leicester. In what was arguably the most dominanting and certainly my favourite performance of the season Liverpool cruised to a 4 nil away win against Leicester. Bobby got two, the second a nonchalant finish into the top corner after an exquisite first touch inside the box.
All the little moments added up to the big moment and these have been some of my favourite little moments. (I enjoyed the big moment too)