Jurgen Klopp has refused to single out individuals after our fine 4-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring after 15 minutes and Sadio Mane made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark. Lucas then gifted a goal to Jamie Vardy, before second-half strikes from Adam Lallana and Firmino completed the win.
When asked about the impact of the two players in the post-match interviews, Klopp elected not to single them out for special praises, instead hailing the performances of individuals across the whole team.
“I love these players,” he said. “What about Lallana? What about Matip? We should go through all the players.
“I’m really on the side of the player, I really am. I’m responsible for bad performances, they are responsible for the good ones. It’s quite an easy deal.
“Everybody could see were were good and we celebrated like something special happened, and what happened is what I expect.” (Echo)
Sadio Mane has quickly become the crown jewel of our summer transfer window. The electrically fast Senegal international has bagged two goals in three starts and is rapidly becoming a fan favourite with his ability to terrorise defences.
If he had been fit for Burnley, we might have seen a different outcome.
We don’t know about you, but we are already worried about the African Cup of Nations after Christmas!