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Bernardo another example that size doesn't matter

In the English playground of my youth we had a saying, "pick on someone your own size".

I was reminded of that on Thursday night when Bernardo Silva, all 1.73m, 64kg of him, outran, outfought and often outmanoeuvred the Liverpool midfield selected for its industry, its intensity, its willingness to run opponents to submission.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 06, 2019, with the headline 'Bernardo another example that size doesn't matter'. Print Edition | Subscribe