It’s still strange that even when Liverpool walked back down the tunnel at half-time down by one goal, it didn’t feel as hopeless as it had in past seasons. There was still the anticipation that Liverpool would pull it out in the second half, because they have reveled in coming from behind to win games this season.
And lo-and-behold, within two minutes of the game resuming, the Reds had scored through Mohamed Salah to make the game level. From then, Liverpool had control of the match, even when it didn’t feel like it.
Other the next 50-ish minutes, Liverpool scored four goals and conceded two to just about get that three points to see out a bonkers match.
After the game, Salah, who opened the scoring and came away from the match with a brace, revealed a bit about what was said in the locker room at half-time.
“We expected before the game that the game was going to be very difficult,” the league’s top scorer told BBC Sport.
“First half they played well and they played well also [in the] second half but they were staying [close] to the box and it was a tough game. But in the end the most important thing for us is the result and we had a good result.
“We conceded three goals, it’s hard a little bit but we have to accept it. This is football and we have to live with that.
“We talked to each other [at half-time] that we had to be strong mentally because this is a tough time.
“This is the most important time for us, when you are struggling you have to be strong in mind, so we talked together and the manager also gave us information and we played well and we deserved the game.”
The Reds now head to Dubai for an extended break with another victory under the belt and at least a four-point lead at the top of the table.