It was a comfortable night at the office for Liverpool, who recorded a 3-0 away victory against Stoke on Wednesday evening.
A brace for the in-form Mo Salah and a Sadio Mane goal handed the Reds a well-deserved victory.
Despite not scoring, one man who impressed was Dominic Solanke, who was making his first ever Premier League start. The young Englishman played a key role in the first goal of the night and was a constant menace to the Stoke defence.
Following the game, Jurgen Klopp spoke about his admiration for Solanke, who is valued at £4.5million by Transfermarkt;
“He should have scored! Fantastic boy, well-deserved, really happy he could do that. Fantastic player.
“He can improve in pretty much everything but he’s already a good player, so that’s probably the best news, so I’m really happy I could give him this opportunity tonight.
“He has to work like all the others but everybody who is with England thought tonight ‘that looks good’ – really good player.”
And Klopp wasn’t the only man impressed with Solanke’s performance. A number of Liverpool fans took to Twitter to express their delight at the young star’s performance…
Thought Solanke was very good today, should have done better with the shot. A nice assist too & a lovely pass to Mane (but he hit the post?)
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 29, 2017
Solanke is so intelligent on the pitch. Great awareness.
— LFC – A reds fan ? (@justanLFCfan) November 29, 2017
Great away performance from Liverpool. Salah first goal so good, Mané razor sharp. Solanke impressive too. Plenty of positives. #lfc
— Ryan Taylor (@RTaylorFootball) November 29, 2017
Solanke’s link up play and chance creation were outstanding at times tonight. #LFC
— Dan Copeland (@ETFootball) November 29, 2017
Pretty sure this result means Studge is leaving in January. Solanke was legit. #LFC
— Mike DiTullio (@mikeditullio23) November 29, 2017
Solanke looks a player #LFC
— Taylor Brasser (@tbrasser7) November 29, 2017