In the game where Liverpool scored their 100th goal of the season you must think that the man of the match award should go to one of the fantastic front three.
Mo Salah scored his 20th left footed Premier League goal of the season, which is a league record. Roberto Firmino was fantastic again, he has scored in his last three games, proving he isn’t just a hard worker which we all knew anyway. Mane also scored off the back of that hat-trick in Porto, but did waste a few chances.
So, none of the rampaging front three get man of the match. In fact, that goes to left back Andy Robertson.
Arguably the best left back in the Premier League is making the left side of the pitch his own at Anfield. I’m actually sure that the Scotsman doesn’t run out of energy.
Today Robertson was superb. I can’t remember how many crosses he put in from his left foot but they were all fantastic. His cross to Salah at the back post was weighted inch perfect. Considering the amount of money Liverpool paid for him, the signing has been an amazing one.
It’s not just his crossing which is a fantastic attacking attribute of his. When the left back gets the ball his first thought is to get it forward. It doesn’t matter if it’s playing the ball down the line to the rapid Mane, or into Firmino’s feet for the Brazilian to spin and turn. The pass is direct and right where his team mates would want it.
He was defensively sound all game as well. He seems to be more assured each game, maybe another one to profit from the confidence that Van Dijk oozes? He dealt well with any rare forward run from Zabaleta with his pace and good tackling.
Other mentions must go to the rest of the team. We’ve already spoken about the front three and how on form they are at the moment. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was brilliant in the central of midfield. Another great performance against West Ham from the former Arsenal man. He was disciplined and reserved in the first half but exploded into life in the second. He made some defence splitting passes and runs and bagged himself an assist.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was great at right back again. He leaves everything on the field and also has a special delivery. I feel he could be captain of Liverpool one day. Karius made a great save as in the first half when Marko Arnautovic though he had scored a sublime goal and looked solid in goal once again.
In another performance where Liverpool have scored 4 goals, any of the starting eleven all had a reason to be man of the match, but Robertson had many shouts for the man of the match award and wins this one.