Apr 6, 2022 • 29M

#Ep43 of The Empire of the Kop Podcast: Should Salah be dropped v Man City? Keita contract... and more! 🎙️

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And just like that… domestic football returned!

Liverpool did not disappoint either, following up a 2-0 win against Watford with a 3-1 away victory in the Champions League against Benfica.

It seems like we’re saying this week in week out but it felt like another game of two halves in Lisbon with a perfect first 45 minutes of action blemished by a more okayish showing after the half-time break.

A late Luis Diaz goal was enough to see us through to Anfield with a two-goal lead for the second leg nonetheless, with Naby Keita’s performance, in particular, the subject of some discussion in the latest installment of The Empire of the Kop Podcast:

  • Should our No.8 be handed a new contract at the end of the season?

  • Will Jürgen Klopp drop Mohamed Salah to the bench against Manchester City?

  • Does the title race hinge on our visit to the Etihad?


Win or lose, our upcoming visit to Manchester will likely be a game to remember, with both outfits hopeful of completing a historic campaign.

On our end, we’re hopeful that the continuation of our momentum gathered since beyond the January international break will see us through perhaps the biggest challenge of our season yet in Pep Guardiola’s league-holders.

Let’s hope for a repeat of our perfect first-half in Lisbon to keep the dream alive!

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