The main argument for Liverpool as a true title contender was evident in their first goal against West Brom in yesterday’s late game.
With less than 20 minutes gone, the Reds broke at speed, and the full force of their attacking trident was evident. Emre Can surged forward with a well timed run, but it was the rapid and clever movement of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino ahead of him that broke the well organised West Bromwich defence. With one Brazilian going one way and his compatriot the other, Tony Pulis’ precious back four was left splintered, and Mane cruised into the space at the far post to score. And that was just the beginning.
West Brom are no soft target either: they have conceded the fewest first half goals in the Premier League at this point in the season. With Jurgen Klopp’s team in form like this, it’s more than just the bottom half of the league that needs to fear them.