Middlesbrough conceded one third of all the goals they’ve let in at home in the Premier League last night, with Liverpool romping to a 3-0 win.
It was one of those all-action performances we’ve put on a few times this season, when everything clicks and the fluidity of the midfield and attack is simply impossible for Liverpool’s opponents to stop.
In the end, the 3-0 win put us second, but it could have been via a much bigger scoreline.
To put the result into context, our title rivals Chelsea nicked a 1-0 win versus ‘Boro, while Arsenal and Manchester City both drew.
It’s fair to say ‘Boro’s manager Aitor Karanka, formerly a Real Madrid player and coach, was mightily impressed.
Karanka told Sky Sports: “It was difficult because we played against the best team we’ve played against this season. It was impossible to stop them.
“The second half, with two new players we tried to pressure higher, but it was difficult because they showed they were a really good team. And today they can say and admit that they were much, much better than us.”
“Always we have competed against every single team, but today it was impossible. I can’t say anything bad about my players because the fight on the pitch was amazing.”
That’s some praise, and similar to what Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg said after our 0-0 draw with Southampton at St. Mary’s a few weeks back.
When we’re on-song, Liverpool can rip anyone to shreds. Now though, we have to build up a run of good form and hope Chelsea lose their spark, as Antonio Conte’s men have won ten on the bounce.