Mascot must be in holidays, or maybe he has drunk a bit too much to honor our first win of the season?
A really good win all-round, on a ground which could have easily transformed itself into a banana skin. Norwich did well until the first goal, and there was a time during the second half in which they looked like they could come back into the game, but Fabinho’s and Bobby’s introductions really settled the game for us. It was brilliant.
I loved everything about it. It was completely routine and totally one-sided. As easy a victory as you could want. We pressed them to death in their own half. We looked razor sharp. The movement, the passing, all absolutely brilliant. At the back rock solid. Maybe just a bead of sweat on Virgil’s brow at the end there to betray his lack of match fitness but he cruised through it. Just his passing elevates the whole team. Makes us a completely different, less predictable proposition to last season.
Up top Salah was unplayable, Jota scored his usual goal, Bobby sticking one away and Mane looking well on his way to being back to his best. Nice touch at the end to give Harvey a run out. Best thing about it was the fans. No more fake crowd noise. Just the Travelling Kop belting out all its greatest hits. It sounded like a home game. Real football is back and it’s fucking marvellous.