Welp, after three months waiting for the return to play, it was a predictably rusty display against a stubborn Everton side. While the display was disappointing over all, there were some nice individual efforts.
Jordan Henderson was his usual solid, dependable self. He popped up everywhere to win challenges, and did a great job running down Richarlison in the first half. Naby Keïta made the most of his time on the field, and showed his class and efficient use of the ball. Joël Matip also impressed before having to come out injured in the second half. Matip dropped a couple great diagonal balls onto attackers. Joe Gomez was forced to come on at left back for the injured James Milner and acquitted himself well. He provided much more of an attacking threat down the left than expected, and shut down the attacks down his side.
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Who was Liverpool’s MotM against Everton?
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