Heavy rotation, three games in eight days, maximum points and a scarcely comprehensible 24th league win from the last 25 league matches; and a club-record extended to 33 unbeaten. Throw in a Mersey derby, a red card, a reserve goalkeeper, a league debut for a kid amidst a few injuries (not that Liverpool’s injuries count) and ten goals scored, half by “reserve” players – and, to top it all, a long-overdue clean sheet. Plus, a week of some of the most beautiful assists you will ever see, with the word ‘pinpoint’ coined for such accuracy. The day ended with Man City dropping yet more points, as the weekend neared perfection.
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