Liverpool news Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Ian Doyle was at Goodison Park for Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Everton and here are some of the big talking points from the match

Liverpool news Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Ian Doyle was at Goodison Park for Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Everton and here are some of the big talking points from the match

Liverpool news  Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com
18 October 2020 - 00:15

Breaking News ! Thiago proves transfer worth If Thiago Alcantara didn’t really understand English football, he does now. Coming on for the second half against 10 men at Chelsea is one thing. A full 90 minutes in the rough and tumble of the Merseyside derby is quite another. But for Thiago, it was just another game, just another opportunity to show why Liverpool’s capture of the Spain international last month continues to be regarded such a coup. Operating in a deeper midfield role alongside Fabinho on his first Reds start – and freeing Jordan Henderson to roam with real intent throughout – his passing was at times a joy to behold while, impressively, he wasn’t averse to putting himself about and doing the hard yards. It’s the type of attitude that elevates a very good player to world class level. Read More Related Articles Liverpool injury update as Virgil van Dijk leaves hospital on crutches Read More Related Articles Liverpool verdict - Jurgen Klopp left raging after VAR costs Reds more than derby bragging rights Thiago, however, could do nothing about the vicious challenge from Richarlison that cut him in half and prompted a red card for the Everton man late on. While the Reds midfielder played on – indeed, it was from his sumptuous pass that Sadio Mane was adjudged narrowly offside for Henderson’s late effort – the damage had been done. Having missed three games after a positive coronavirus test, the start to Thiago’s Anfield stay has already seen momentum checked. Even on such early evidence, Liverpool cannot afford to be without him for too long. Matip and Gomez offer Van Dijk hope Any team would suffer from being without two of the best players in the world in their respective positions. And having already seen Alisson Becker sidelined for the foreseeable, now Liverpool are facing up to the very real prospect of being without the talismanic Virgil van Dijk for a significant period. The return of Joel Matip, then, is timely. Pick your Liverpool Man of the Match HERE While Van Dijk has started every Premier League game since the end of January 2018, Matip went into this game having played just 75 minutes in the top flight in almost exactly a year. And having started alongside the soon stricken Dutchman, he ended it with Joe Gomez, a pairing on which Klopp will lean heavily in the immediate future. Matip was decent given his lack of minutes, demonstrating the form that made him a regular in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign. However, of greater encouragement was the solid performance of Gomez given his nightmare at Villa Park. Relying on Matip to stay fit and Gomez to recapture his consistency of earlier last season will now be pivotal for the Reds. Fabinho aside, they may have no other choice. Sign up to our LFC newsletter for all the best derby coverage The international break is almost over and Premier League football is back with a bang.

. Sign up to our LFC newsletter for all the best coverage of the Reds from Paul Gorst, Ian Doyle and the rest of the ECHO team ahead of the big clash. That's not all though, you'll get all the latest breaking Liverpool news direct to your inbox, as well as analysis, opinion and so much more. How do I sign up? It's free, easy and takes no time at all.   First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre.  Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then click on the Liverpool FC newsletter. There are other ones too if you want them as well.  When you've made your choice, press the Update Preference button at the bottom. That's it! Your emails will come through to your inbox from that moment on. It's that simple. Salah is incredible centurion Mohamed Salah caused a stir this week when he dressed up as a superhero to help celebrate his daughter’s birthday. But he doesn’t need a special outfit to remain Liverpool’s Mr Incredible. Salah reached a century of goals in trademark fashion, flashing a first-time left-footed finish beyond Jordan Pickford after Henderson’s cross had only been partly cleared by Yerry Mina. It had been a fitful performance from the forward before then. That, though, is the beauty of the Egyptian – he needs just one moment to be truly devastating. Everton vs Liverpool - Reds reaction Van Dijk and Thiago injury latest Verdict: VAR costs more than local pride Liverpool take action VAR error Only Roger Hunt (114 games) and Jack Parkinson (153) have scored 100 goals for Liverpool in fewer than the 159 appearances in which it took Salah, who now has six in five Premier League games already this season. It wasn’t quite as profitable an afternoon for Roberto Firmino, making his 250th appearance for the club but stretching his goalless run against the Blues to 11 games – the longest such stretch of his Anfield career. Mane’s early opener highlighted what Liverpool had missed in his absence at Aston Villa and justified Klopp’s decision to finally start his regular three-pronged attack in a derby. And for Salah, it was evidence he remains at the height of his powers – with or without a costume.

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Liverpool news Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com


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Liverpool news Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Analysis - Klopp handed Van Dijk hope as Thiago presents problem MetiNews.Com

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