Liverpool fans will find it hard to forget the events of this weekend. It was a torturous outing for the Reds as they absolutely battered Everton but they failed to leave with a point due to some horrendous officiating. One silver lining was the outstanding performance of a new signing. Thiago made the BBC Team of the Week on his full debut.
Goodison Park robbery
Liverpool fans have every right to feel aggrieved by Saturday’s result.
Jürgen Klopp’s side went into the Merseyside Derby determined to set the record straight after a humiliating defeat at Villa Park.
The controversy started early in the Derby when Jordan Pickford flew in at Virgil van Dijk’s knees – ruling the Dutchman out for the season with an ACL injury. For some reason the officials neglected to send Pickford off.
The Everton keeper went on to make a string of point rescuing saves but fluffed his lines when Jordan Henderson scored the winner in injury time.
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Thankfully for the hapless goalkeeper, the strike was chalked off when Sadio Mane was controversially ruled to be offside.
Thiago Team of the Week
One of the standout performers of the game was the £20m signing in the middle of the park.
Man of the Match Thiago was included in the BBC Team of the Week for his impressive display.
The Spaniard controlled the game from the middle of the park, consistently finding his teammates, breaking the press and picking out passes which just weren’t there.
His ball to Sadio Mane for what should’ve been the winner was absolutely outrageous, it’s a travesty that it was ruled out.
The ex-Bayern man was called a ‘class act’ by Garth Crooks, he isn’t the only pundit excited to see him back in action.
What RTK has to say
Every minute spent not watching Thiago play footy is a minute wasted.
The Spaniard is just a joy to behold, he makes the game look easy. He keeps his opponents and spectators guessing and rarely gets his choice of pass wrong.
I personally cannot wait to see him back in action. Fingers crossed we’ll see him against Ajax, if not then we’ll be praying he’s fit in time for Saturday’s clash with Sheffield United.