It was a game that really didn’t matter for either team. Still, it stung a bit to give up such a cheap goal in the first minute of the game. With five changes made to the side, including the entire attacking band, it was no surprise Liverpool looked disjointed for much of the first half. Slowly, however, Liverpool began to grow into the game. Most of the game ran through Naby Keïta, and he pressed all over the field.
Andrew Robertson was a bundle of energy and provided an assist. Virgil van Dijk score the leveler for Liverpool, and snuffed out attacks with his usual aplomb. Divock Origi didn’t have a particularly great game up until the part where he scored a stunning goal that would end up being the winner. Sadio Mané added the final goal, and was a constant thread during his cameo.
With our favored 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 MotM against Newcastle?
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Virgil van Dijk