Liverpool show the top 4 that they are serious title contenders after defeating Nottingham Forest - Match Report

Published on 30 October 2023 at 13:00

The Merseyside Reds have set their sights on imperious glory today at Anfield, following a commanding 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. 

Opening the match in dominant form, Jurgen Klopp’s revitalized Reds immediately set out to make an example for the visitors. While Nottingham Forest looked to successfully implement a low block, Liverpool played a high press, breaking down the Forest defense moderately early. 


The trajectory of the match favored a Liverpool opener, exemplified with an 80% possession rate within the first twenty minutes. Diogo Jota confirmed all expectations securing the opening goal in the 31st minute. The Portuguese striker paid tribute to teammate Luis Diaz, who is experiencing an ongoing family incident, by displaying a shirt in his name. This sincere showing of unity and devotion proved a significant boost to morale. 

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Swiftly deteriorating Steve Cooper’ slim chance of a win at Anfield, Liverpool did not take their time to double the lead, with Darwin Nunez scoring a mere four minutes later. Assisted in calm and slick fashion by Dominick Szoboszlai, the Kop End rejoiced as the chances of a Nottingham Forest upset majorly decreased.  

The second half began with a double substitution, introducing Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott. This addition sustained the consistency of Liverpool’s high press, leading to the inevitable third goal. After the Nottingham Forest blunder which saw goalkeeper Matt Turner out of position, it provides no shock that Mohammed Salah took great advantage of this. Profiting from the situation, Dominick Szoboslai doubled his assist tally furthering his impressive record thus far.


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Serving as a beneficial three points, Liverpool’s title hopes are shining brighter than ever. With both North London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in sight, coupled with the tiny margin between the Merseyside giants and Manchester City, Liverpool fans have plenty to hope for this season.  

Written by Oisin O’Sullivan 

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