This unrivalled level of confidence (not arrogance, remember) is perhaps what has got the former Chelsea man to where he is today, with his instinctive attacking play surely only encouraged by Jurgen Klopp who places so much faith in his players' ability.
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"If I have to say something, I'll say I'm happy at Liverpool".
But better it he has, and it's left Mourinho looking a little bit foolish for letting him go.
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And few have been simple tap-ins, either, with the 25-year-old finding the back of the net with a host of fine efforts. We didn't talk much, but it was OK.
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