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Watch: Emre Can’s Header Puts Liverpool In Front

You could say he put his team... a-head!

(I am truly sorry for that pun in the subheader.)

So ok. Liverpool got through the first 30 minutes of an away game with a weird setup mostly unscathed. Right around the half-hour mark the Reds won a corner.

Philippe Coutinho took the corner and sent the ball sailing into the box. It found Emre Can— deputized as a central defender today— who rose to meet it and redirected it toward goal. The ball stayed just under the crossbar and hit the back of the net.

Gotta say, a much better start than I was anticipating!