City had the better tactics and wanted it more. Better pressing, beat us at our own game As we’ve said before too much back and sideways passing and faffing around by the goalie. Long way to go yet but the League just got more interesting Ken
I think it was Ken who said in an earlier post for Liverpool to "stop faffing around at the back".
In case no-one saw that post,
"Stop Faffing around at the back"
Lovren, Allison, Alexander-Arnold and Henderson were all guilty tonight.
There has to be some team in the league that could use Lovren. He has a done a couple of things OK but he is too much of a liability.
Allson is falling into the habit of faffing around too much, passing it to the nearest player irrespective of whether there is an opponent nearby as well! He is renowned as a great distributor of the ball - I wish he would get back into the earlier habit of getting the ball up the field.
Fair doos to City - they were better on the night!
Liverpool got what they deserved tonight NOTHING. Far too slow in getting the ball forward,too much sideways and backward passing, and players standing stationary waiting for the ball. I could not believe it when I saw that Henderson AND Milner had both been selected in mid field, there was never going to be any creativity. Very disappointing performance.
It surprised me to see Milner start Bill, especially following his hamstring issue. Things looked better when Fabinho came on and as usual Robertson was outstanding. As to Mane, to quote Bernie R “ he couldn’t hit a horses ar*e with a banjo “ Ken
PS Get fit soon Gomez to cover that right flank from CB , Lovren & VVD doesn’t work. K
It will be interesting to see what Klopp does on Monday for the Cup match at Wolves. Does he rest the first team and put a second string out ? With the League still to fight for and Europe, personally I don’t think he’s to bothered about the FA Cup . I think his pragmatism will outweigh his interest in the Cup traditions. K
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Kompanys flying tackle, he should have been shown a red card. The difference between the two teams??? 11 centimetres. We need Gomez back. Fabhinio, Oxlade Chamberlain and Shaqiri in midfield.
All Premier clubs have top players but only the top six have players who perform as a team. The technicalities and preparation for a game usually comes down to the skills of the manager/coach. We all know this.
City and LFC have top managers who get the best out of their teams and if there is a loose canon they have the cash and reputation to replace.
Last night some players did not perform to the best of their ability and unfortunately for LFC this was the case. Just a one game glitch which will quickly be forgotten.
City recently had a three game glitch which I doubt will recur. One of these teams will be champions.
Dom Solanke sold to Bournemouth for £19 million. At the same time Clyne has also gone there on loan. Sturridge and Origi offer cover up front but limited options at fullback now . No news on Moreno, we live in hope Ken