After a tight first half, Liverpool dominated proceedings in the second half, aided by Chelsea going down to 10 men. Fabinho stepped in as an emergency center half, and was absolutely phenomenal. His Go Go Gadget Legs snuck in to steal the ball from Timo Werner more than once. Sadio Mane was a menace all game long, and scored both of Liverpool’s goals. Mohamed Salah didn’t get on the score sheet this week, but was a live wire from whistle to whistle. He turned defenders inside out more than once, and come a whisker away from a late goal. Alisson Becker had a huge penalty save, and also got down smartly to make a late save to preserve the clean sheet. Thiago Alcantara made his Liverpool debut, coming on at the half. He absolutely bossed the game, despite giving up the penalty. He just exudes class, and is going to be a blast to watch this season.
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Who was Liverpool’s MotM against Chelsea?
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