A comfortable win for Liverpool over Brighton at Anfield on Sunday has secured the Reds' place in Europe's elite for another season. Prior to kick off with Chelsea on their tail, it could have been a tricky afternoon for Klopp's side but in the end, it was a walk in the park.
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Mo Salah opened up the scoring, stretching his lead for the golden boot. Harry Kane tried his best in Spurs' tie with Leicester but thankfully the forward remained behind, nobody that desperate to steal a goal off a teammate should win the boot! Salah thorough deserved the award. In the process, the Egyptian also broke the record for the most goals scored in a 38 game Premier League season. Phenomenal.
The remainder of the score sheet for the Reds contained some interesting names. Dejan Lovren who we've seen net a couple, but not often, managed to find a header just before half time.
In the second half, Solanke with a great strike put his side 3-0 up. It was his first goal for the club.
Then finally with five minutes left of the match and also scoring his first goal for the club, up steps Andy Robertson. You'll often find the youngster making runs into the box, his crosses are second to none too but on this occasion, he fancied a go himself and boy did it pay off.
Defensively, Robertson and the rest of the lads must also be praised after yet another clean sheet. The defence has felt like a weak link for a lot of the season but with the help of Virgil van Dijk it appears as though the back four are beginning to work as a solid unit.
It's been a positive season for Liverpool I feel, 4th place is probably where most would have predicted we would finish this year. To secure European football while scoring all those goals and coping with the loss of Coutinho? Just brilliant.
Next up is the small matter of Real Madrid in Kiev...