This weekend Liverpool went 16 points clear at the top of the table with a win over Manchester United at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp’s side still have a game in hand over Manchester City in second place. The Reds second goal bared a lot of similarities to an old favourite – the Alisson celebration mimicked an iconic Pepe Reina celebration from years gone by.
Back in 2009, Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield – much like they did today.
Fernando Torres scored the first but it was David N’Gog in the closing moments that clinched the victory.
Despite being inconsequential in the bigger picture, the goal is remembered vividly remembered by Kopites because of Pepe Reina.
After N’Gog slid home, the Spanish keeper sprinted the length of the pitch to celebrate with the rest of the team.
Liverpool fans will tell you to this day about that celebration, showing that sort of passion is one of the best ways to endear yourself to the Kop faithful.
Today, after Mo Salah put the game beyond doubt by slipping the ball past David De Gea, Alisson channeled Pepe Reina by sprinting the length of the pitch.
The Brazilian keeper was in front of the Kop, jubilant with the rest of the squad as they realised that the game was over.
Manchester United had put the hosts under pressure for 10 minutes or so before the goal went in, this was an important strike and one that Ali played a big part in with his distribution.
What a goal, what a three points, what a celebration. Up Jürgen’s Unstoppable Reds.