Liverpool flexed their muscles against Leeds, piling on six unanswered goals as the Reds’ fight continued in earnest ahead of another huge occasion on Sunday.
But it was Joel Matip‘s run and goal that stands above the rest, with his frequent adventures forward finally finishing with the ending we have all dreamed of seeing.
It was poetry in motion.
“I went forward and Mo gave to me just a brilliant pass,” Matip told LFCTV post-match. “I didn’t have to stop at all, I just could continue my run and it was the best pass.
“I didn’t have to think a lot because the ball directly came in front of me and I am happy that after a few tries, the ball finally goes in!”
His teammates were certainly delighted with his effort and then with the final scoreline, one that keeps Liverpool firmly in the fight and with a feel-good factor heading to Wembley.
As for Thiago, the match was his 50th for Liverpool and the Spaniard was insistent that it is “just the beginning” and that is certainly an exciting prospect:
Wednesday’s victory moved Liverpool to within three points of Man City and created a +four goal difference advantage after 26 games, as the race to the finish continued in earnest.
It’s an exciting time to be a Red and one only needs to look to Sunday for another occasion to savour. Up the Reds.