Adding another to their drawing board as both the Community Shield Match at Wembley and the Super Cup ended in a draw for The Reds. It looks as if the team are practising on their penalties though as both matches ended in penalty shootouts.
♪We won it SIX times, we won it SIX times, In Istanbul, we won it SIX times ♪
Jurgen Klopp on top, as he wins his second European trophy in 2 months with Liverpool after a Turkish Delight.
Liverpool celebrate as they win another Super Cup in their second home, Istanbul. After 90 minutes The Reds where left with a 2-2 draw but later went on to winning the penalty shootout 5-4. The decider was made after Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham’s shot was saved by Liverpool’s reserve Goalkeeper Adrian. The Spaniard gave a good show after Alisson was out due to an injury in the game against Norwich City, with Adrian literally ‘saving’ Liverpool.
Unlucky Chelsea put up a strong fight and both teams played well throughout the 90 minutes. But the strongest boot was Mo Salah who took the last penalty, edging his team into the winning zone, following his left-footed goal blessing.
In just 3 minutes of coming onto the pitch, Brazilian, Roberto Firmino set Sadio Mane up for an equaliser. In the 95th minute Firmino did it again, assisting Mane and putting Liverpool out in front of The Blues. They are two key players for Liverpool, and when you throw Salah into the mix, they do look like potential Premier League champions, right?
Mane Commented on his teams play, ‘I think this is how we play at Liverpool. We play for each other and we always enjoy playing for each other.’ Mane we one hundred percent agree that team work makes the dream work!
Jürgen Klopp’s men had an excellent start to their Premier League season, with their first game at home against Norwich City. The game ended in a 4-1 win at Anfield. At 7 minutes Norwich’s Grand Hanley began Liverpool’s Happy Hour with an own goal, later followed by Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Divock Origi’s superb goals. All happening in the first half of play.
Istanbul Thursday night, Premier League Saturday afternoon. Liverpool have a tight and busy schedule with their second fixture in the EPL being pencilled in for Saturday at 3pm. The team will fly back on Friday, just in time to get back into the game and fighting for another win at St Mary’s this weekend. Signs of fatigue and the aftermath of Super Cup celebrations won’t help the team, but a winner’s mindset should help. Who can afford to lose or even draw when you’re up against Manchester City for the top spot another year running.
Liverpool fans will be hoping that Jordan Henderson and his team keep the winning momentum going throughout the Prem season and have another try at winning the English League.
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