Great performance and deserved win. Mo was at his best, the second of his two goals top draw. Matip now a threat when we have set pieces and the Kop in full song. Brilliant. Shame they scored but three points in the bank.
Another long trek for team and supporters and another performance which had highs and lows. Sadio Mane is a world class footballer, thankfully he plays for Liverpool. His goal was one of the highs as was the Bobby Firmino effort as well. Two up, coasting but then it happened. A slapstick error from our latest goalkeeper Adrian and we have ten minutes of unnecessary and unwanted stress. However, the long trek home was okay in the end, three points make journey’s worth the while.
So, history does repeat itself. Last time Liverpool played a Cup Final in Istanbul it was sorted out via penalties. Ditto this time although it wasn’t ‘Big Ears’ it was still a ‘final’. Liverpool and Chelsea did the UEFA ‘final’ proud, gave it a go and we brought the Cup back home. Good to Sadio back in full flow and let’s hope we can now settle back down to the more routine stuff of the Premier league – that’s if the Premier League can ever be routine.