Video: Liverpool almost make it 2-0 after brilliant attacking linkup play

Liverpool almost made it 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota showed their attacking relationship.

The Reds were in rampant mood in the first half and while they looked sharp all pre-season, it’s been only been shown in fits and bursts.

Sadio Mane and Naby Keita have been my standout performers and the Senegal attacker, already with one assist to his name, could have had a pre-assist.

The former Southampton winger played a beautiful raking pass to release Mohamed Salah on the counter attack.

Our Egyptian King was then faced up by an Athletic Bilbao defender but Salah played a clever pass with the outside of his left boot to Jota and the Portugal international could have had a brace but his shot was cleared off the line.

Sadio Mane then had a goal chalked off for offside and had VAR been in play for the friendly, I expect it would have been one of those extremely close calls.

Although Premier League rules have been changed to ensure that goals will not be disallowed for the tightest of margins.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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