MC: Monday, October 29th
Mo Salah gets a haircut
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- Cardiff City became the first opposition side since February to score a league goal at Anfield, a total of 918 minutes without conceding
- Callum Paterson denied Liverpool a record 10th consecutive clean sheet at home in the league
- Salah’s goal in the 10th minute was his 33rd goal in 35 Anfield appearances
- Liverpool had 79% possession to Cardiff’s 21%
- Liverpool had 13 attempts on goal, 6 on target. Cardiff had just the one that made it in. JUST ONE.
- Sadio Mane became the seventh African player to hit 50 Premier League goals after his two on Saturday
“Gomez was clocked at a top sprinting speed of 21.6mph during Liverpool’s win at Leicester this season.” (Daily Mail graphic and quote)
This weekend in Klopp hugs:
Bobby, that player had a family — Roberto Firmino nutmegs a Cardiff City player and completes the pass to a Red whilst on the ground.
New VVD song? Lyrics are: “He’s our centre half, he’s our number 4/Watch him defend and we watch him score/He can pass the ball, calm as you like/He’s Virgil Van Dijk, he’s Virgil Van Dijk” to the tune of “Dirty Old Town” by the Pogues. Check it out in the tweet below:
He’s Virgil Van Dijk.. pic.twitter.com/Wl1AxVSFy9
— Paul Ellis (@liverblokelfc) October 27, 2018
The league refs are against us, eh?
Since New Year’s Eve, Palace have had as many league penalties at home as Liverpool have had at Anfield since Klopp took charge.
It happens to be a year today since they last had one – Salah missed against Huddersfield.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) October 28, 2018
The Brazilians (and Albie) caught singing Karaoke wearing Liverpool threads. New Fab Four? Watch out Beatles.
😍 | Fabinho, Firmino and Alisson all enjoying a sing along, while wearing their Liverpool gear. pic.twitter.com/935B7bMOUW
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) October 27, 2018
Why so salty, Toffees?
Issued on Sunday, October 28th, Liverpool FC’s official statement in response to the tragic deaths of five individuals, including owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, in a helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.
Liverpool Football Club owners John W Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon have issued a statement following the tragic incident that occurred at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
“It is with great sadness that we today offer our heartfelt sympathies to Leicester City after confirmation their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has tragically passed away.
“Our thoughts and condolences are extended to the families and loved ones of all those lost in this dreadful accident.
“The admiration we have for Vichai, his family and colleagues is as high as you can imagine, both professionally and personally.
“He was the ultimate custodian for the club he bought and then gracefully served. The Premier League title win, one of world football’s all-time great stories, is of course the standout achievement. But beyond that, he led his club in a manner which all of us in this privileged position aspire to. Success on the pitch, allied with outstanding governance off it.
“Vichai is a great loss not just to his club but to the Premier League and English football as a whole.
“The thoughts of everyone connected with Liverpool Football Club are with our friends in Leicester and Thailand.”
LFC to match all funds raised for the Sean Cox fund at the Cardiff City match
Liverpool Football Club can confirm that all monies raised for the Sean Cox appeal by supporters attending today’s home fixture against Cardiff City will be matched by LFC Foundation. (source)
INSIDE ANFIELD: RED STAR BELGRADE
Klopp’s Friday press conference before Cardiff
Klopps’ Post-Cardiff Press Conference
The Daily Mail interview with defender Joe Gomez:
“We are not a less attacking team this season, it’s a matter of being conscious of game management and the manager is making sure we stay switched on. We take pride in those games now. He used to yell at the top of his lungs. Now he doesn’t need to. So we have to continue that stubbornness and not think we have to score three or four times to win. Keep the ball better late on and make better choices. See the game out. That is what we need if we are going to challenge for the title.”