That. Was. Fun! Well, the second half was, at least. Nathaniel Phillips and Jordan Henderson did a wonderful job of marshalling the always dangerous Antonio. Phillips dominated in the air, and did a very good job of not lunging in on Antonio, and Henderson made sure to slide over whenever needed to shut down passing lanes to bring others into play. Henderson also played some delightful clipped balls over the top to Mohamed Salah.
Speaking of Salah, the Egyptian came alive in the second half. He scored a brace, the first a signature left footed curler from inside the box, and the second capped off a sensational counter attack. Beyond the goals, Salah’s movement was much better than we have seen recently. Georginio Wijnaldum chipped in the third goal after working hard all game in the holding midfield role. Thiago was also immense in the midfield, breaking up play all over the place while displaying his sensational vision and passing.
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 your MotM against West Ham?
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