Reds’ fab five! Liverpool’s most dazzling displays of 2020

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2020 saw Liverpool triumph in the Premier League as the Reds secured their first league title in over 30 years.

The coronavirus pandemic made the 2019-2020 campaign the longest season in Premier League history, but the Reds got the job done and there were some memorable performances along the way.

Here we will go through the top 5 Liverpool performances from 2020.

Liverpool 2 – 0 Manchester United | January 19, 2020

The infamous “we’re gonna win the league” chant boomed around Anfield at the start of the year after Mo Salah’s late strike against Manchester United.

Liverpool held their one goal advantage for the majority of the game and came close to making it 2-0 on a number of occasions.

Jordan Henderson’s thumping effort in the second half hit the frame of the goal but it was Salah’s late winner in stoppage time which put an end to the game.

Alisson ran the full length of the pitch to start the celebrations and Liverpool fans believed (once again) that this would be their year.

Liverpool 4 – 0 Crystal Palace | June 24, 2020

Project Restart had been a success and just five more points stood between Jurgen Klopps men and their first Premier League title.

The Reds returned to action at the beginning of June with a dull clash against Everton. As a result, fans were beginning to grow sceptical about how Liverpool would adapt to life without fans, but their striking performance against Crystal Palace a week later put to rest any lingering concerns which supporters might have had.

4 very different goals made it a memorable afternoon for the Reds as Trent Alexander Arnold, Fabinho, Salah and Mane all got themselves on the scoresheet.

“Imagine if this stadium would have been full today and everybody could have experienced that live”

beamed Klopp in his post-match press conference.

Liverpool 5 – 0 Atalanta | November 3, 2020

Jordan Henderson was at the heart of a composed and ruthless Liverpool performance in Italy but it was Diogo Jota who came good with the goals.

Liverpool’s new signing had been in fine form throughout the opening stages of the 2020-2021 campaign and his performance against Atalanta in the Champions League became the highlight of his Liverpool career so far.

Jota’s hattrick was topped off with two more goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane on a night when Liverpool were almost faultless.

Liverpool 4 – 0 Wolves | December 6, 2020

For the first time in over 8 months, 2,000 fans were allowed back into Anfield for Liverpool’s clash against Wolves at the start of December.

Wolves had their chances in the opening 45 minutes of the game, but it was Liverpool’s ability to be more clinical in front of goal which managed to keep them at the top end of the Premier League table.

Caoimhín Kelleher made an outstanding save in the opening minutes of the game to deny Podence before Conor Coady’s mistake at the other end of the pitch set Mo Salah through on goal.

Gini Wijnaldum powered Liverpool to a two-goal advantage. Joel Matip scored Liverpool’s third and an own goal from Nelson Semado finished the game.

Liverpool’s most recent clash against Crystal Palace was one of their most striking performances from the current campaign so far.

Roy Hodgson’s side were beaten by a total of 7 goals and a different player assisted each goal.

Takumi Minamino opened the scoring before Sadio Mane scored twice within the opening 45 minutes of the game. The Senegalese winger was furious to be substituted for Mo Salah after 60 minutes, but his counterpart came off the bench and produced a brilliant 30 minutes of football at Selhurst Park.

The game also featured a Gerrard esc goal from Henderson and two more from Roberto Firmino who has found his feet again in recent weeks.

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Matthew Hardiker
I'm a Journalism and Creative Writing graduate from Manchester who has written and edited content for a student magazine The Demon and for The Leicestershire Press. I have followed Liverpool FC and been passionate about writing since I was a child and I hope that I can use my writing experience to create unique and engaging content here on Friends of Liverpool.