TEAM full of absolute shitbags. Crystal Palace and their fat-head prick of a manager are a load of my arse and we fell for it again. One hundred-odd minutes and probably, maximum, 55 of actual football? And that’s not a criticism of Palace either — you do whatever you can to get the results you need.
Liverpool though? Absolute fucking shambles. Leadership lacking all over. Fuck off.
Simon Mignolet: 6
Faultless — nothing doing for either goal, possibly the only one who is blameless.
Nathaniel Clyne: 5
Once again hitting the first man, every time, all the time. Big fan of just doing the job you’ve been given but when we actually needed something extra nothing was coming.
Dejan Lovren: 4
Again, nothing that you could pinpoint — but that’s mainly due to him and everyone else not wanting to put themselves in the firing line.
Joel Matip: 4
Out of sorts, but hardly the worst — save wasting your time, see above.
James Milner: 4
Sound that he plays in that half space and that, and he’s done so admirably, but far too slow today backwards and forwards.
Lucas Leiva: 5
Maybe a little harsh, but someone you’d point to try to take leadership of a gang of shitbags. He didn’t.
Gini Wijnaldum: 6
Alright, just about alright. Like King Cnut though, railing against the tide.
Emre Can: 6
Far from the worst but way off his best. Maybe a bit of sympathy, he at least showed he wanted to try to influence it — but maybe trying too hard?
Philippe Coutinho: 6
Great, albeit the easiest free kick he’ll ever score in his career given the gap he was granted against a mediocre goalkeeper. Otherwise, back to his pre-April form.
Roberto Firmino: 4
Anonymous as this rating.
Divock Origi: 4
Toiled, but on the wrong side of the Origi shit/boss scale.
Trent Alexander Arnold: N/A
Not enough time to rate anything.
Marko Grujic: N/A
Alberto Moreno: 5
Oldest sub the Liverpool bench today. Boss tha’.
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Hiya generally agree although Lovren having ‘nothing to pinpoint’ is incredible he was shocking for the first and the play that led to the corner for theirs. Like properly SHITE
Just what I was thinking. Think he’s directly at fault for the first and at fault leading up to the corner for their second.
That second was one shite corner too and they still fucking score off it, absolute amateur like shambles.
Yet again, like Bournemouth, we shoot ourselves in the foot.
I forgot it was on. Act of god that
Think you can fault lovren for the first he gets skinned by a man who looks like he runs in treacle, the second he gets skinned again making a challenge, if you can call it that, that leads to the corner, then one if many playing statues in the box. The player he thinks he is and the one he really is are 2 very different things.
Hopefully Lovren is out till end of season.
Benteke and Sakho laughing in Klopps face.
Klopp unable or unwilling to learn or adapt.
A bench that stands testament to the investment in the squad.
And we only had the league to play in. How the fuck are we going to compete in the Europa, the league and the cups next season?
dude – deep breaths………. if we have the same injuries to the core of team next season I will question the Manager . But not now
Question him now. He earns £7.5m a year.
salary – irrelevant .
It’s relevant to Klopp.
He is paid to get results. This season. Now, it’s next season that is irrelevant.
And he is paid to answer questions. Hence the weekly press conferences.
Who cares what he earns. Its not money coming out of your pocket.
Well, it is actually. His salary and the players come from club Revenues….ticket sales, TV, merchandise. All of which i buy.
Point wasn’t his salary. Point was how has one of the largest richest clubs in earth competing with a bench like that.
But ask no questions eh? Just accept and dig deep.
A valid point, jess.
One of the reasons they went with a small squad is because we had no European football. I assume if we make Europe the squad will grow again. I think Klopp thought some of the young players might develop quicker as well.
Better to assume the worst and consider the young players won’t develop and have quality injury cover. Depth. Instead of penny pinching to the line to pay for John Henrys jets and yachts.
Id give Mignolet 6 for having nothing to do with the goals we gave away,Coutinho 6 for being the only player who tried winning the game,Clyne 5 for his defending,the rest were dreadful,hope they all enjoy the Europa next year.
Sakho – An 8 for audacity. If you’re going to leave a club, at least do it with panache. Benteke was doing his best to not celebrate but Mamadou “The Scouse Soldier” Sakho was not having it.
Predictable. Is this the point of the season where people start hoping for 7th so we don’t have to bother with Europa League? Lordy. We should make some inquiries into Pulis and/or Allardyce to come in and sort this defense out.
Hi Andy, totally feel the same.
This isn’t the time to have a one-off game.
Lovren has always and will be average, like the rest of this team. That idiot should have received a slap instead of the Benteke arm.
Wtf is up with the tikitaka in front of goal? Same dull boring script. We had a whole week to rest but it works against this team. Does Klopp practice hugging and jokes in the week?
Klopp may have benefitted from a strong academy, scouting team and lucky picks in lewondowski, etc at Dortmund. Looking at the bench today he only is to blame and his tactics go missing as does his subs and timing of it. Totally ruined the opportunity to get any kind of momentum for a chance at an equalizer.
Benteke cost us points when he played for us and now against us. Sakho’s behavior today should exempt Klopp from being criticized for dismissing him.
United, City, Spurs, Chelsea have two games in hand. Arsenal with one.
If we lose one more game then it might be Europa for us and CL for the scum or plasticity.
We need to make CL to build on a positive outlook for those earmarked to be at LFC next season otherwise Klopp will not get the players he desires nor will the morons he decides to retain have the confidence.
We lost two finals last season so there’s only so much he can inspire.
Up the disappointing Reds!
“United, City, Spurs, Chelsea have two games in hand. Arsenal with one.”
These games in hand are against each other. They can’t all get 3 points…calm down lads.
Valid point, KM. I’ve been checking other teams schedule for two hours since Big Ben scored second.
Really hole we make it to Champions League still. We will.
You have a point KM, though we need to win all our matches and not bottle it.
We do – 4 games minimum 9 points needed. West Ham and Watford away are shitty games for us but we need to dig deep and focus on what’s needed. We SHOULD be ok – no guarantees though, not by a long shot.
We will be OK with 7 points from next four matches!!! Achievable.
The team didn’t deliver. They were controlling until they let in the goal just before hand time. Many players were having an off day. Very strange. Mig was faultless though. But I was really frustrated with Clyne (and pretty much this whole season), he just can’t beat anyone somehow. It seems he just stops try ing and get easier option to pass back. When we have millie at the other full back, we need one flyer at the opposite side in my opinion.
Having said that, I believe if Lallana, Hendo and Mane were in, we would have been totally a different level.
You are right about Sakho behavior. It’s shocking and total disrespect to Liverpool.
Don’t stop believing!!!
How you doing? I agree with you that the team didn’t deliver, even though they controlled the game, but how often has this been the case?
I don’t fault Megs, but at some point he needs to take control of the defense during corners or is that not a GK’s domain to do so?
Clyne is a player that only puts in what he is told. If he is left to his own devices he shows his weakness. But this is not just about him, that twit Lovren had two mistakes in him, that led to both goals.
Who was Can marking when Benteke scored?
Anyways having the said players missing isn’t helping our case. That is to be expected and Klopp did not plan for this which is why we have academy hopefuls on the bench who don’t seem ready.
I hope you are right that this is a bad day at the office, and that we will win the remaining games. Nothing else will do I’m afraid.
CL or not Klopp better buy fucking top players if he has do the Bavarian Schuhplattler knee slap dance in his Lederhosen in the summer to sign them.
Well said, Sash.
I shall remain cautiously optimistic to make it to the Champions League. Cheers
Is nobody else fuming about the lack of a pen at 1-1!? It’s a fucking stonewall pen and Marriner is 5 yards from it.
We were shite, defended like a Sunday league side and didn’t deserve much but that was a blatant pen and not one of the fuckers got around the ref.
Andy, I don’t normally disagree with you much, but ‘nothing you could pinpoint’ on Lovren? Maybe the atrocious over-committing and allowing Cabaye the freedom of the park on the first goal? Maybe looking dreadful twice in ten seconds to give them the corner they scored from on the second?
Also you simply can’t say Can was ‘far from the worst’, when in fact he was very very close to being exactly that – missed a great chance with a woeful effort that would’ve put us two up, then utterly at fault for totally losing Benteke on the second. And if those aren’t enough he failed all game to inject any pace into our play.
We were terrible all over the park but it might be the worst performances I’ve seen from these two players.
Lovren was terrible. A 2 would be generous. Can was ordinary. Thought Firmino was better then you gave him. Basically only the two Brazilians tried. Origi useless again, yet sees out the game. I love Klopp, but he does my head in with subs.
Fans/Anfield – 1
Fucking ridiculous atmosphere for a must win game. And we talk about Old Trafford and it’s terrible atmosphere. You are there to support the team. The only thing that happened today was groaning by and moaning to heap pressure on the players when they needed support. No songs, nothing. You can talk all you want about “real fans” that attend games, but that was shambolic. Deep rooted problems within the club start with us getting off our asses and supporting he team.
A hundred times this. Not having a go at Andy, as writing these is his job…but nobody who was in that stadium should have anything to say about the players desire and performance before looking in the mirror at themselves.
it’s “arses” not “asses” ……
How do we solve this issue though ?
I’m one of them that say scrap season tickets! too many in the ground (in my experience) feel entitled .
Why have season tickets to a club that sells out every game? Doesn’t make financial or moral sense. I’m not saying remove season tickets – just don’t issue any more , and in time motivated fans will replace the jaded !
scrap season tickets. Concessions for the unemployed living in the Liverpool council zone. Priority for supporters in the Liverpool council zone.
There are too many who think berating is supporting.
Agree completely. Anfield is far worse than old Trafford and has been for a long time. The standard line is: we do it on the big days but need to get up for it against the rest. That’s simply bollocks. We never have consistent noise throughout 90 mins at Anfield these days and the only time it gets close to special is when there’s late drama. Far too many old has-beens/never-beens and miserable sods. Old is a key word there and I’m no spring chicken myself. Then throw a load of tourists and unfamiliars (to each other and the ground) in the mix and it’s a recipe for the anxious, moaning, wet, piddling, feeble attempt at an atmosphere we’re left with. Every few games we get a good mix at one of the aways (which I rarely get to these days) and its sounds like it should – at least for some of the match. We need some of that – sat (stood) together – at Anfield.
Unfair on Coutinho who scored a great goal and should have had a penalty. Kept looking up for movement and there was none. So a 7 at least from me. Lovren was appalling and gets a generous 2.
In both boxes and we were crap. At 1-0 we started to coast just like against the Ev, tried to walk the ball into the net instead of just scoring, Can missed to make it 2-0 and then they score with every player either asleep / making poor decisions or being too complacent and Palace un like some teams have players that can hurt you. Two passes and it’s an open goal 6 yards out, every player gambled of Milner and Lovren winning balls that were 50/50 at best.
Second half started well but they need to shoot from 18-25 yards out instead of trying to pass through 8 defenders. The Palace goal came from endless messing about around the centre circle and the a shite corner is missed by Bobby F and nobody on the pitch or in the ground or at home expected us to score.
Teams like Palace make it hard for us to score and we make it harder for ourselves, Divvy has loads of strength and ability but nobody seems to know how to play to them. Everybody goes on about our defence but if our strike force score when they should then it’s a different game.
Clyne has been shite all season going forward and in every game he seems to get into great positions four or five times each game he never shoots or makes an assist, Milner is not too far behind and this is our only width.
No Ings, Sturridge and a misfiring Divvy has hit us really hard all season and not taking our chances whilst giving up so many soft goals is so frustrating.
Spot on about Clyne. Don’t know what happened really. But the only point I can think of is — when Clyne is ‘surrounded’ by players like Mane, Hendo and Lallana in front (or to his left) he delivers well. Because Bobby does not go wide or sprint into space so Clyne seemed to have lost his way.
-100 to whoever decided playing the theme tune to neighbours at half time!
Not here to moan or criticise , let’s just hope we buy well this summer and that our squad stay fit . goodnight
Stop stop stop me, stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before…
trying my hardest to be positive here – boss manager , decent owners . Just SHOW ME THE MONEY
Origi looked absolutely lost. I’m not sure what type of player he’s meant to be or what the solution is. Today was a prime example of having players go develop on someone else’s time. Especially if him playing moves our best player out of his preferred position.
Bad day at the office but overall total shite. Coutinho was by far the best player for me and several times he played a killer ball and no-one on the end of it. Crowd a bit shit too – loads of moaning. Palace fans – south London bell-ends – weren’t much better either. Fucked off – the Mancs have all got boners tonight
Lovren was completely to blame for their goal. Made a bunch of other errors.
You’re right, nothing to pinpoint as he was absolutely awful throughout.
4 is way of the mark for him. Far too generous.
Phil had a decent game and drove whatever was happening.
As for the game, just so predictable, from top to bottom, crowd, performance, lapses in concentration, lack of leadership (Phil and maybe Can apart). We are meek. Too meek, with the opposition, the ref.
It’s 3 wheels on our wagon, again, unfortunately.
We seem to have to many players who want to finish with panache all the time. We need someone else who finishes like Mane i.e. against Arsenal home and away, Spurs at home etc. Literally murder the ball into the back of the net.
Put the ball in the back of the net, discuss your options later, as a great man once said.
These overpaid princes want to run a Messi into the goal each time, once in a while we get a worldie and they get let off for being brilliant by the media and fans.
Sometimes the ball just needs to be fucked off into the goal like Firmino did against Stoke. We’ll take the Messi-esque goals when they come, but there’s nothing better than a forward just annihilating the ball into the top corner.
I personally thought that Mignolet could of came out and got the first one kick it out of play or whatever.
Second one was a joke two idiots standing there letting Benteke have a free header. Benteke a free header.
It’s out of our hands now, they will probably break our hearts at the last game of the season.
Rates himself that Heaton lad!
De ja vu….Management from the top. Manager on the sidelines and the squad all sadly lacking….
Did Klopp benefit from a Bayern team in transition when winning the a two-team league.
I honestly believe we will not win the League with him.