Peter gets the thoughts of Dave Hendrick on the LFC Season so far…
Give us your Watford recap first Dave?
I thought Mane was really good. One of his best performances of the year. It’s good to see him playing with confidence and being involved in the build-up play so much. He adds a different dimension to the team when he drops deeper and starts to be a playmaker.
I thought Gomez and Robertson were really good as well. The whole defence performed well but the fullbacks, in particular, impressed me.
But it really was the Mo Salah show, wasn’t it? Four goals and a great assist for Bobby, Mo’s the best player in the league right now and hopefully that form continues to the end of the season.
Can you give us your season so far review?
Overall it’s hard not to be very happy with this season I reckon. We’d be challenging for the title if City were just having a normal season rather than an all-time great season. We’re in the 1/4s of the Champions League which is massive for us after the embarrassment we suffered the last time we were in the competition. I think Klopp is making good progress. All of the summer signings have worked out which is massive for a club like us that has to work on a budget. The arrival of Van Dijk has made a huge difference, he seems to inspire confidence in others and especially in the goalkeeper.
LFC Player performance ratings so far this season?
Karius – 7
Mignolet – 4
Gomez – 7
Van Dijk – 8
Matip – 5
Klavan – 6
Lovren – 3
Robertson – 8
Moreno – 7
Can – 8
Milner – 6
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
Wijnaldum – 5
Henderson – 4
Lallana – 2
Salah – 10
Bobby – 9
Mane – 7
Ings – 4
Solanake – 4
Sturridge – 4
Team for Palace
Trent – Matip – VanDijk – Robertson
Milner – Henderson – Ox
Salah – Bobby – Mane
I think Klopp goes with his strongest team after the 2-week break and Liverpool win 3-1 because we’re in really good form and Palace are struggling this season.
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