It was just too easy.
Liverpool swarmed over Sheffield United with class and precision, posting a 2-0 win at Anfield on Thursday.
The win came with all the trimmings. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored as the Reds out-attempted the Blades 19-3.
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Liverpool had 74 percent of the ball and attempted nearly 1000 passes, completing better than 90 percent of them.
It was no contest, nearly from Moment No. 1, and made Liverpool unbeaten in league play over a calendar year. From the BBC:
“It says a lot of positive things. I have not enough words for it, it is exceptional. We did not think about the year tonight. Our New Year starts at the end of May, so we have season resolutions not New Year resolutions.”
The Reds, of course, will keep taking it one match at a time.
It will be stunning if Liverpool fails to win its first title of the Premier League era. The 13-point lead with a match-in-hand would have to combine a stunning turn of form with someone else going darn near invincible.
That term, though. Trent Alexader-Arnold has it in his head, and the Reds are clearly cognizant of what it would mean to complete the unlikely task of going unbeaten over a league campaign.
“So far we are invincible but we have only just passed the halfway mark so there’s still a long way to go,” said Alexander-Arnold. “It is harder than what people say. We got beaten once last season and that wasn’t enough. We need to keep our concentration in every game.”
Klopp said Keita will miss the FA Cup derby tie against Everton with a groin injury.
The boss also had big praise for Jordan Henderson.
Klopp on Henderson: He is exceptional, yes he is outstanding. Gini and Hendo, having to play that number of games there, it's absolutely incredible. If anybody who is with us doesn't see the quality of Jordan Henderson, then I can't help you.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) January 2, 2020