Aaaaaaand breathe. After a calamitous start, Liverpool clawed themselves back into the game, and dominated for the vast majority of the game. Liverpool’s offense kicked into high gear, and if not for Paulo Gazziniga, it could have been a rout.
Fabinho was absolutely immense, running the game from his holding midfield role. He’s always been fantastic at breaking up plays, but his vision and understanding of space is frightening for opposing midfielders and defenders. He provided the assist to Henderson for the first goal. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson were tireless getting down the flanks providing dangerous service all game long. Trent had 7 key passes. Mohamed Salah was looking close to his threatening best again when in and around the box. Including scoring on the penalty, he had 5 shots on target on 7 total shots, and created space for himself with some fancy footwork in the box. Roberto Firmino didn’t make it on the score sheet, but he was popping up everywhere today as well. If not for some heroics from Gazziniga, he would have probably scored a couple.
With our favo(u)red polling tool out of service, we’re instead giving you a choice between a few of the players we thought looked best today for the Reds, so make your choice below and vote for who you think should be the man of the match—or take to the comments to let us know that we got it wrong by leaving the real man of the match off the list entirely.
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Who was Liverpool’s best player against Tottenham?
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