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Ask any Liverpool fan what their favourite activity is and they will tell you it’s putting the Mancs in their place.  That’s exactly what happened in the early hours of this morning as Liverpool gained their first win in the United States against Manchester City with a 2-1 victory. It may not have been their bitter rivals Manchester United but there are still plenty of positives to take away from beating the reigning Premier League champions.

The first major positive has to be the fact that Loris Karius has removed some of those pre-season nerves and ignored the twitter trolls. He made a point-blank save from City youngster Lukas Nmecha, although it wasn’t the most convincing. It was a save nevertheless and he left the field at halftime with a clean sheet. You can’t argue with that!

Secondly, the future is looking bright for Liverpool. All the investment at Melwood appears to be paying off as several teenagers took to the stage and didn’t disappoint. 17-year-old Curtis Jones stole the show in the first half and looked like the difference maker between the two sides. His first team debut looks imminent as he has given Jurgen Klopp food for thought during his five appearances this preseason.

The young Irish shot-stopper Caomihin Kelleher also impressed for Liverpool with his second-half appearance. The inexperienced Irish man held his own making crucial saves to keep Liverpool in the game. However, he was powerless to stop the explosive Leroy Sane who set out with a point to prove after being cut from the Germany World Cup Squad.

Finally, we have to take a second to thank the lord that Mo Salah is back in a red shirt. It took the future Egyptian presidential candidate no more than 52 seconds to make the difference after coming on in the 62nd minute. A beautifully floated cross by Camacho (another future talent) had Salah’s name written all over it and he did the only thing he knew how to do, put it in the back of the net.

A magnificent comeback for Salah as it looks like he is gearing up to silence the critics and become more than just a one season wonder. To go along with this, Salah has just been shortlisted for ‘FIFA Best Men’s Player 2018′. So all in all, not a bad week or the Egyptian King.

So, there we have it, Liverpool look ready to right the wrongs of the past with a combination of their present and future players. It’s safe to start dreaming of doing the impossible but let’s not get too carried away.