Clinging as we are to what seems an impossible dream of a top-4 finish we needed these points even though it wasn’t all that impressive. At Anfield now teams don’t fight to stay in the game, we keep them in the game and that was the case against Southampton. In fact Ali nearly gift wrapped them a point but then snatched it away from them. Sadio Manè scored his first Anfield goal in what seems like an age but we had to wait until the final moments before we could sit comfortably and celebrate Thiago Alcântara’s first Liverpool goal.
Who’d have thought crowd trouble in the current situation we live in would cause a game to be postponed. The media shouted loud it was a protest caused by the aborted breakaway and the Manchester United owners but it was probably more about the ownership than anything. The breakaway league just shoved their support over the edge and gave them reasons to go for it. It will be interesting to see the response from all and sundry because the one thing this wasn’t was a peaceful protest.
A great win over Arsenal Under 18’s sent our lads into the semi finals of the Youth Cup and an away tie at Ipswich. A bit of good news among the dark and cloudy situation we’re currently in. The game was played at Anfield but as is the case, no fans were allowed in. Goals from Max Woltman and James Norris gave the Reds a 2-0 interval lead. A third early in the second half from Mateusz Musialski added a third. Arsenal pulled on back from the penalty spot but strong defending from the Liverpool side saw the game through.