Liverpool 2-1 West Ham | A new hero emerges

What a thumping great result this was, back home to paradise city - unstoppable at Anfield. They can take away our Virgil, they can injure half the rest of our remaining squad but even the cold November rain will not break our spirit. Or belief. And we will always go again.



As defending Champions we sit top of the league and I feel we've every chance of winning it again. Other teams look ropey but despite our ongoing injury issues we're still swinging and like a wounded animal people should not underestimate us.

We also have a new legend in the making.

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A Swiss treat.

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An Egyptian king.

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And an unlikely hero.

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Please forgive the brevity of this article, I'm heading out soon but wanted to give us a fresh space to consider yesterday's match and what it may suggest for us going forward.

I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts good, bad or indifferent.

Staring with our defence: What a revelation Nathaniel Phillips was. After being scheduled to depart Liverpool this summer, circumstances conspired to throw him a life line and he's grasped it with both hands. This is a great story in the making and he may well prove to be our unlikely hero.

How did Gomez perform? A mixed bag is my view and I'm slightly concerned going forward but keeping positive, Phillips and Rhys Williams have each impressed and Matip should be back soon.

Moving to Midfield: Yesterday's match started well but before long had a similar feel in midfield to our recent fixtures - it didn't look completely at the races and seemed unable to fully hook things up in attacking transitions.

Jones however looked more confident than his last outing which was encouraging and when Shaqiri replaced him at the 70 minute mark things really caught light.

Overall no complaints with midfield and when Thigao returns it should go from strength to strength.

Ending in attack: Well, Jot can be said? Jota looks a lot like a star in the making and for me he has to be starting matches, quite possibly ahead of Firmino or possibly even Mane who both haven't looked to be in top form lately. Salah can stay. He and his new haircut are on a mission. Sometimes needs to pick his team mates out more though.

Final thoughts: Defence is a worry but not as much as it was a week or two ago. Midfield is similar. Attack is looking rather splendiferous, as long as Jurgen remains open to using our in form players.

In just two days time we play Atalanta. How much confidence did yesterday's game give you?

I feel more positive than I did in the aftermath of the Everton match but can also see reasons people might feel otherwise and would like to hear all views.

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