TAW contributors with talking points straight from the ground after Liverpool’s goalless draw with Southampton.
Josh Sexton: Mad how they’ve gone from being a decent football team to the biggest shithouses in the league. @jsexton24
Paul Senior: Real shame, but they came for a point and got one. @PaulSenior1
Gareth Roberts: They didn’t have a shot on target in 94 minutes and did everything they could to make those minutes tick by without incident. It’s a legitimate tactic but it’s fucking awful to watch. @robbohuyton
Josh Sexton: Atmosphere much better today though, getting on the refs back as he deserved. @jsexton24
John Gibbons: Yeah, can’t have any complaints with that atmosphere. @johngibbonsblog
Phil Blundell: Buy a right-back. They won’t pass to this one. @PhilBlundell
Sturridge or Origi
John Gibbons: Was notable how much they all looked to get the ball to Sturridge when he came on. They obviously think he’s great. @johngibbonsblog
Josh Sexton: Sturridge or Lallana has got to start next game, head’s burnt out with Origi. @jsexton24
John Gibbons: Thought the subs should have been 10 minutes earlier. We obviously weren’t doing anything second half. @johngibbonsblog
Paul Senior: Klopp too hesitant in making changes again for me. Obvious for me that it wasn’t working. @PaulSenior1
Gareth Roberts: Think the ref could have got a grip of it but it seemed he couldn’t be arsed. @robbohuyton
Craig Hannan: Ref was shite. @C_Hannan7
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Legit point on the ref. I actually quite rate that one usually but he was dire today.
It’s not a valid excuse and certainly not why we failed to win but a point worth making nonetheless.
Southampton were really ugly. Forster has joined at number three in my list of most hated players, behind only Herrera and Vardy. Deeney’s in fourth. No doubt they will be happy with a point and their weirdo fans will be happy with having not played at all but stopped us scoring. Cos that’s what the footie is about init?
Talking with my brother before the Watford game. I said we will win all our remaining games bar the Southampton one. Arsenal doing us a favor today. Westhampton up next just beat Spurs. Not going to be easy but think we will limp into fourth.
We need a big investment this summer. Champions league or no champions league. Would like to be watch us play Barca and the likes midweek next season.
Westhampton who are they. Exactly.. phone making up teams for me.
Somewhere between Southampton and Northampton. Which is probably about right.
We’ve beaten Southampton once in the last 18 months. 6-1. Away.
We played a diamond. You’d have thought we’d have taken something from that……
Agree. It seems pretty obvious to me that we haven’t got the tactics to beat teams at home at the moment so why not just try and get as many of our attacking players on the pitch as possible on the basis that one of them might do something.
As with the first Southampton game, I have no idea why Klopp left it so late to bring on our best goalscorer. And I would like to see us go all Fergie at the end.
A new low has been reached, as that first half was possibly the biggest pile of shite all season. Teams like Southampton are damaging the game. If sides are going to sit deep and play for a point, the ref should sort it with soft pens.
The boring, cliched response is that ‘you do what you have to do’, but I want our football team to want to win football matches. Performances like that are as dull as watching chewing gum dry on the pavement.
It’s the latest problem that betteer teams have to learn to solve. The low block or whatever they’re calling it. Chelsea seem to have the hang of it. More pace, better options from the bench. More imagination, a plan B.
Without doubt it is on us to learn how to overcome it.
The answer is width.
We played ok today in parts we just lacked the cutting edge and a bit of quality to break the defence down which is something that needs addressing in the summer window
What an advert for the Greatest League in the Universe*.
Am so in agreement here. Klopp’s late subs are deeply irksome. Origi’s season should be considered over.
Let him start fresh in August. Sturridge is like a bag of crisps – fragile, but much easier to digest than the steaming pile of shite on display.
Is what Forster did for the pen actually legal? Even in Sunday League, the Ref’s make the keeper’s go to their line…..
I have rarely been more angry in a game this season than I was at that moment.
Forster is a total tosspot cretin. Constantly winking at his defenders whilst pretending to chew gum like he is some big-time reincarnation of Dino Zoff. He is a shithouse wanker in every other game.