Another win, another 3 points, but another goal conceded.
Definitely a good, solid win, given the fact that we have struggled against ‘beatable’ opponents for the last couple of years.
I thought the intention from the first whistle was clear – playing from the front foot, harassing the opponents for the ball. Matches like this make you feel that we have the potential to challenge for the title, if we can keep up this standard throughout the season.
Defensively, still need work to be done at Melwood. Clyne was a little bit caught ball-watching, Karius might have come out to get the ball, depends on how you see it. There were also occasions where Klavan and Matip loose touches almost gave Hernandez a chance, but then again it’s hard to be perfect.
Wijnaldum is getting closer and closer to getting his first goal for us, he got a couple of shots which on another day, could have gone in. Lallana was solid as usual, Coutinho unplayable, and Mane causing lots of problems with his pace and movement.
Next up will be the lunchtime kick-off at Liberty Stadium against Swansea, where Llorente can cause us major problems.
For now, a job well done, rest and recovery, and back to Melwood for more training and preparation.