The Reds beat Genk 4-1 on Wednesday night and it was a win to savour for Kopites. Liverpool were inventive on the ball and there was a brace for returning midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Genk were threatening on the break but were kept at bay for the most part, with Alisson Becker proving his worth to the side. After the game, former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch was drooling over Jürgen Klopp’s front three.
Liverpool were in desperate need of a confidence boosting win following a sickening draw at Manchester United on Sunday. When the Reds visited Old Trafford they didn’t look at their most fluid best but can also point to the incompetence of Martin Atkinson as reason for the dropped points. Wednesday saw Klopp’s side return at times to the free flowing football that has made them so unplayable in recent seasons.
The Reds’ third goal of the evening was tucked away by Sadio Mane as he capped off a slick passing move that involved every member of Klopp’s fabled front three. Roberto Firmino slid a ball into Mo Salah, the Egyptian pivoted and played a pass through for Sadio Mane to put past the helpless Genk goalkeeper. It was a sight to behold as the attacking trio showcased their telepathic understanding of each other’s game.
After the game, Peter Crouch told BT Sport “that was a team goal of perfection”, describing it as a “spectacular goal”. The lanky pundit continued “watching those three play is just a joy”.
It’s hard to argue with him. When the trio clicks, they are impossible to handle and a delight to behold – it’s no surprise that Peter Crouch is so enamoured with the Liverpool front three.