Cardiff City vs Liverpool Report: Liverpool Match Report
Liverpool remained patient and eventually picked off Cardiff to beat them 2-0 in Wales and go back to the top of the table. Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner were the scorers for the Reds, who had to work hard for their points.
To be fair to Neil Warnock’s men, they sat deep and frustrated the Reds for the most part of the first half. The away side had two great opportunities, but Roberto Firmino missed a sitter and Mohamed Salah was superbly denied by Neil Etheridge.
Amidst all that, Cardiff had a chance at the other end from the corner, but Alisson made a smart save to deny Oumar Niasse.
Jurgen Klopp’s men eventually broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when a cleverly worked corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold dovetailed with Wijnaldum’s run. The Dutchman then hit the ball sweetly on the half-volley to give his team the lead.
Liverpool doubled their lead 24 minutes later when Salah was manhandled by Sean Morrison in the box and the referee had no choice but to point to the spot. Milner stepped up to take the penalty and scored to wrap up the points.
This win means the Reds are back on the top of the table, two points ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand against Manchester United this Wednesday.
Here’s how some Liverpool fans reacted after this win: