We don’t want to speak too soon, but as we approach half-time in this evening’s friendly, it’s safe to say this is the best we’ve played in the whole pre-season so far.
We’ve been snappy in the tackle, electric on the break, and passionate in our mentality.
We are currently 1-0 up thanks to Sadio Mane’s first goal for the club – and what a team goal it was. Lallana was the creator, stealing the ball, interlinking wonderfully with Firmino, and supplying the assist for Mane.
The whole move was over in a matter of seconds, but it was wonderful to watch. Getting the ball from the half-way to the back of the net as quickly as possible is what Klopp is all about, and he will be delighted with how effective the counter-attack was.
Unsurprisingly, fans have been raving about it on Twitter.
Here’s a taste of what they’ve been saying about Mane’s strike and the first-half in general:
i enjoy watching sadio mane play association football
— matt (@Mxtt96) August 6, 2016
Proper Klopp goal that.
— Will (@LfcWelshscouser) August 6, 2016
— Brian Redmond LFC (@brianredmond5) August 6, 2016
PRESSING, PRESSING, PRESSING, WIN THE BALL
BACK, COUNTER ATTACK ANS GOAL.. TYPICAL
— Anes-kun (@XanderzLFC) August 6, 2016
Klopp-football all over that goal and in general the first 15min by Liverpool vs. Barcelona…
— Mads Davidsen (@MadsRDavidsen) August 6, 2016
Sadio Mane is gonna be an animal under Klopp
— brian (@BrianEmory) August 6, 2016
— Paresh Rawal (@PareshRawal2) August 6, 2016