It’s 2019, and suddenly Liverpool are in command of the EPL table.
But playing at the Etihad. Down a goal.
And then, this.
Alexander-Arnold with the long cross into the box—Robertson gets there, puts a boot on it.
Sending a perfect ball across the mouth of the goal, waist-high…
And Firmino dives ahead to put it home.
FIRMINO!! COME ON REDS.
Robertson is a star. Trent is a star.
— Allezson Becker (@AllezsonB) January 3, 2019
It’s been a trying time for Liverpool, this past decade or so.
Out of the top four spots, more seasons than not.
But this year, after a pair of Man City losses, they’ve got a shot.
Up seven points in the EPL table.
Surpassing City in the standings about the exact week they’re set to play.
Take a look at Jürgen Klopp, two days ago:
🤭 | Rival fans: Liverpool will crack under pressure.
Jurgen Klopp 2 days before the biggest game of the season. 🤟 pic.twitter.com/AxwlI3degy
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) January 2, 2019
He’s the epitome of cool.
A little manic, maybe. A little weird.
And a walking, sprinting meme—when he ran onto the field after the Everton derby:
“A blur of Schadenfreude and farcically white teeth,” said the Men in Blazers.
— Anne Marie Duff (@amdracing) January 12, 2019
The perfect man to lead Liverpool back to where they belong.
And so today, their biggest game of the season, down a goal…
He kept their minds right.
Andy Robertson making a career assist look easy, as they tied things up—in a game that could’ve gotten away from them.
After what happened in the first half…
Suffering an anti-miracle on the goal line:
Me in 2030: And that kids is how Liverpool came within 1.2cm of the Premier League Title pic.twitter.com/5RGmWDGpgN
— L U K E (@LukeMcWatters) January 3, 2019
But with Klopp, Mané, Salah, Alexander-Arnold and the Robertson-Firmino combination…
They came back, if only for a few minutes.
But they did.
Losing 2-1 in the end, but with a lead in the table still intact.
Liverpool are top of the league.
Four points clear.
We've played away to all our rivals.
Enjoy it – there is no pressure – it's football and it's great.
— Brigadier Twonk. (@kingkenny_7) January 3, 2019
This was the last time they’ll play, this season.
Four more months, a four point lead over City.
We’ll wait and see, if they can hang on.