Goals, goals and more goals! Liverpool just can’t stop scoring can they?
Liverpool hammered Hull City 5-1 scoreline at the new-look Anfield which has now seen the Reds score nine goals in its opening two games.
Liverpool were rampant throughout the 90 minutes and put Hull to the sword from the off.
Adam Lallana, Jürgen Klopp’s golden boy at the moment, opened the scoring with a scuffed finish into the bottom corner. Liverpool were then awarded a penalty after Ahmed Elmohamady used his hand to block Phillipe Coutinho’s shot off the line and James Milner dispatched it with ease.
Shortly after Sadio Mané fired into the bottom corner to make it 3-0 and Liverpool were in cruise control.
A sloppy corner given away by Milner gifted Hull a goal, but quickly after, Coutinho fired in one of his classic outside the box goals to make it 4-1 and to put the icing on the cake, Daniel Sturridge was subbed on and immediately won a penalty which Milner dispatched yet again.
Honestly, it’s been difficult to pick just three good performers when there were so many impressive players, but I’ve had a go and here are my Three Stars:
When you score two goals from left back, there’s no way you’re not making this list, even if they are both penalties!
I thought he was absolutely superb and my nailed on Man of the Match today. He virtually had the entire left side of the pitch to himself. In attack and defence, he was superb. For an auxiliary left back, he’s done a brilliant job and credit to him for just getting on with it. Long may it continue!
Another game, another great performance by Adam Lallana.
He opened the scoring in the first half and produced two assists in the match – including a trademark Lallana turn and pass for Mané’s goal. It’s quite ironic that he’s dropped deeper into the midfield three and has been more prolific than ever during his Liverpool career.
That’s now three goals already this season in the Premier League, equal with Mané. Arguably our player of the season so far.
I was close to picking Mané here but I went for Coutinho in the end.
He was always involved, creating chances and threatening the Hull City goalkeeper whenever he could. Was unlucky to not get more goals in the match but he eventually found the back of the net with a cracker .
I thought that he would come off the bench for us because I thought Firmino-Sturridge-Mané was our best front three – he’s certainly proved me wrong!