The Liverpool comebacks – how do they force opponents into late errors so often?

Liverpool at Villa Park

Sadio Mane’s late header at Villa Park was further proof of Liverpool’s powers of recovery. Three days on from clawing back that late deficit to Arsenal in the EFL Cup and less than a week after winning from a goal down against Tottenham, Jurgen Klopp’s players were at it again.

And that, of course, will encourage another round of whimsy. The "Mentality Monsters" brand that Klopp founded is particularly effective within Liverpool’s fanbase, mainly because it’s so susceptible to that kind of ethereal stargazing.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.