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The little moments

Rodg’s Words

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)

ADRIAN

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Adrian. (Image:liverpoolfc.com)
  1. Uefa Super cup. Saving the penalty that wins your new team a trophy in your second game? Not a bad start.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

JOEL MATIP

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Joel Matip celebrating. (Image:Goal.com)
  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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!

GINI WIJNALDUM

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Mr Consistent aka Gini Wijnaldum (Pic, liverpoolfc.com)
  1. 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.
  2. Nutmeg on Harry Maguire. Watch it. Soak it in. Classy, flawless and perfect.
  3. Consistency. Above all watching the consistent levels he performs at week in week out is a pleasure.

ROBERTO FIRMINO

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Bobby Firmino (Pic, Liverpool.com)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)

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Klopp Has Deliverpooled

Liverpool are Premier League Champions for the first time, and English Champions for the first time in 30 years.

Klopp took over in 2015, with Liverpool 8th in the league. He nearly tasted glory in the Europa League, League Cup, and Champions League in his first years, before finally winning the Champions League last season. Liverpool finished runner-up last year, just one point behind Manchester City. Their 97 points tally would have been good enough to win the League in all but two seasons.

But this year there was no denying the reds, who lifted the Super Cup and World Cup earlier in the season. There were concerns that the season may not return, however once it was confirmed it was, it was a matter of when not if.

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace in an immaculate display on Wednesday to put them one result away. Chelsea’s 2 – 1 win at home to Manchester City confirmed Liverpool as champions.

This is the earliest title win for any team in terms of games remaining, with 7 left to play. It is simultaneously the latest title win in terms of time, the first time a title has been sealed in June.

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer this season with 17 goal, Mane is next with 17.

Congratulations to Liverpool.

As for all the other fans.

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