RUI PATRICIO’S HORROR INJURY
When Conor Coady and Rui Patricio came together to stop Salah from scoring for Liverpool, it seemed a fairly innocuous challenge but the severity of the injury was soon made clear. There were visible signs of distress on both sets of players, especially the hosts, who had to relive the same horror of seeing another teammate down with a concussion less than five months after the first. The severity of Patricio’s injury is not yet known, although Nuno Espirito Santo has given a positive update. Fans all over the world will be hoping it is not too serious and wishing him good luck in his recovery.
LIVERPOOL FIND THEIR GROOVE ONCE AGAIN
Liverpool won by a one-goal margin here last season, but that was perhaps the only similarity with tonight’s showing. The Reds played like a side who are in the process of trying to remind themselves who they are. Their decline since the New Year has been well documented and threatens to cost them dear.
Winning whilst playing well is for tomorrow, today they need to simply get back into the habit. It was a shaky win, but when you’ve only won once in seven league games confidence isn’t going to be sky-high. Jurgen Klopp though will be thrilled that they backed up their European win over RB Leipzig with another success.