Liverpool could have ended the first half up three. Or they could have been down to ten men and in real trouble. Instead, it was a nervy 1-0 lead they took into the half and nursed through the second—until Mohamed Salah came on to make things feel comfortable with a pair of goals. In the end, then, it’s a solid victory, if maybe a little less convincing in real time than the scoreline makes it look in the aftermath.
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At the end of the month we'll go through the results of the month's polls and vote The Liverpool Offside’s player of the month and, come next May, those monthly results will help to determine your TLO player of the season for 2016-17. Those visiting on Google AMP who wish to vote will have to navigate to the front page and re-enter the story to access the non-AMP version of it.