A THIRD disappointing result in a week for Liverpool as they were held to a draw by Burnley at Anfield.
Questions will once again be asked of the defence in the buildup to The Clarets’ goal and Jürgen Klopp may have some questions to answer around the timing of his substitutions.
Here are contributors to The Anfield Wrap with their views on the game as it happened.
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Neil Atkinson: Could be a diamond that.
Coutinho and Sturridge he is seeing as pair.
John Gibbons: Ooh la la
Ste Evans: Like it. 6-1 to The Reds.
Neil Atkinson: More than a bit of sauce about that.
Ste Evans: Glad to see Robertson back in. Klavan not so much. Couldn’t not drop Lovren after Wednesday.
Neil Atkinson: Size of Chris Wood.
Johnny Milburn: Even though Burnley’s line is relatively high we haven’t given Salah the chance to run in behind — we’re targeting the left
How many times has a poor ball gone further than you’d expect? These are here for the taking
Ian Ryan: Keep probing Reds, it’ll come soon.
Phil Blundell: Good start. Need to work them round the pitch more. Well organised but lack quality.
Ian Ryan: Coutinho wants it bad, just needs to relax, play his normal game.
Phil Blundell: Need to be on their keeper here
14 seconds every time
Neil Atkinson: Important crowd and players stay on the time wasting thing.
Ian Ryan: Tremendous by Robertson there, great challenge
Ian Ryan: Ffs Reds
Phil Blundell: Win them all in the air for god sake
Not hard is it
Ste Evans: Outrageous how poor we are for that.
Josh Sexton: Every time we concede it looks too easy, sort it out Reds
Phil Blundell: One shot one goal. Every week
Ian Ryan: Not even surprising though and that’s the issue
Paul Senior: Becoming unacceptable this defending
Gareth Roberts: Any chance of jumping and trying to win a header and that?
Johnny Milburn: Two mins pressure and we concede — too many 10 bob heads in the back
Paul Senior: Mountain to climb now
Dan Vincent: Complete horse shit defending again. There’s no way Wood even touches that, both Matip and Klavan like a pair of floundering fannies again and who the fuck is tracking the run of Arfield? This defending is laughable but it’s sound as there’s nobody that can improve it so I guess we’re stuck with it.
Phil Blundell: Brilliant that
Ian Ryan: Needed that quick response
Josh Sexton: Is right Mo
Ian Ryan: Outstanding from Mo
Paul Senior: Unlucky you pie cunts
Gareth Roberts: “In your Liverpool slums”. Fuck off you scruffy Dingle cunts.
Johnny Milburn: His decision making there was exactly what was lacking against City last week — well in Mo
Dan Vincent: He nets 20 plus this season, Salah.
Phil Blundell: In our Lancashire home to be fair Robbo
Neil Atkinson: Tom Heaton saves that.
Ian Ryan: Almost kecks off there, hard lines Reds
Josh Sexton: This is what we need, bit of energy in the stands and on the pitch
Neil Atkinson: Sturridge been excellent but looks like one he should score.
Johnny Milburn: Upper main on their feet celebrating a goal then
Phil Blundell: Fella just called the ref a jellyfish
What a line
John Gibbons: Boss that
Josh Sexton: Just realised he looks a bit like Squidward
Josh Sexton: Some fella made confetti out of his mosaic card for when we scored, confetti on The Kop feels very modern football
Josh Sexton: The stewards in front of the tills on the concourse are like the fifth officials in European games
Paul Senior: Opposition have scored six of their last seven shots
Shows, we don’t concede tons of chances, but when we do they are often punished/punishable
Ste Evans: That’s fucking ridiculous.
Ian Ryan: We look fragile as fuck anytime a ball comes into the box
Phil Blundell: We’re dead good at keeping it out the box but when we don’t it’s like a bomb scare. Just lads with no idea what to do panicking and running in every direction
Ian Ryan: Spot on, once it’s in the box, anything and everything looks possible. No one ever looking to take charge, no one ever thinking the worst
Johnny Milburn: Weren’t five of them city though?
Paul Senior: No
Josh Sexton: Phil’s footwork 🍆
Paul Senior: He’s a prick though
Josh Sexton: Dunno why refs bother acting like they’ll add time on for time wasting
Johnny Milburn: I think he did in first half — three mins?
John Gibbons: Sort a goal out lads
Josh Sexton: Alright Johnny we’re all Reds here
Johnny Milburn: Phil will score in the next 10 I reckon
Paul Senior: Source?
Neil Atkinson: We’ve got to not spend half an hour having shots from 20 yards.
Robertson effort there being the dark side of all that.
But we do have them ragged again. The introduction of Barnes. He’s horrific. I love him.
Paul Senior: Caused us bother last year.
They’ve got Walters on the bench btw
Ian Ryan: I’d make the change now with 30 to go
Paul Senior: Get Milner off
Ian Ryan: That’s the one
John Gibbons: Sort it out lads
Josh Sexton: That’s nearly one of the goals of the season
Paul Senior: Could maybe move Milner to RB and go Gini for Trent
Neil Atkinson: We are playing well here.
Paul Senior: Maybe Solanke here yanno
Johnny Milburn: Them scruffy pricks keeping the ball
Paul Senior: Hard to let go of it with so many fingers
Ste Evans: Crying out for fresh legs here.
Ian Ryan: Size of Matip, yet he gets bullied far too often.
Dan Vincent: He hates subs, Klopp.
Ian Ryan: I’d make two here right now.
Paul Senior: Ox and Solanke
Dan Vincent: ☝☝ what that guy said.
Paul Senior: Coutinho shitting out there
They’ve fucked up here
Johnny Milburn: Poor from Klavan but our crowd are a gang of cunts
Ian Ryan: No talking again, never see any fucker talking to each other
Paul Senior: Appalling
Dan Vincent: Just checked the Man City score as well. That made me feel better 😐. Grab one here Reds for fucks sake!
Josh Sexton: No idea what happened there
Johnny Milburn: Save that tbf
John Gibbons: Can someone sort this please???
Phil Blundell: This keeper messing?
Josh Sexton: Shite week
Phil Blundell: ‘Minimum four minutes’ bellend
Josh Sexton: Sturridge giving a lad his shirt there at the end, seems sound for a supposed bellend
John Gibbons: Gonna get bang into fishing
Craig Hannan: His subs baffle me. Why’s he bringing on Solanke and sticking him on the left?
Josh Sexton: Chamberlain been given little time to impress being brought on in bad situations, want to see him get at least 30 in a game like that. Solanke was full of ideas when he came on but once again it was too late.
Dan Vincent: They’re shite. Fucking Burnley, at Anfield.
Be arsed listening to Klopp later telling me how it was unlucky and we had a million shots to their -5 shots. Heard it all before fella. Same old shit, different day.
Plus I’m not bothered about how many shots the oppo have, they fucking go in every time. Another ridiculously bad goal to give away that and his subs are pure vermin.
Gibbo I’ll go fishing with you.
Ian Ryan: Loads of the same weaknesses remain unfortunately, not fixed enough of the issues over the summer. Lets get the rods out.
Ste Evans: Fuming with Emre Can here. Slipped right back into thinking he’s miles better than he is mode.
Josh Sexton: They were all at it, trying to force it with pot shots from outside the area. Would love it if Klavan and Matip had won a header.
One player I think got more stick than deserved today was Mignolet, some shaky moments which were usually a combined effort but he commanded well among their grocks.
Dan Vincent: I still reckon Moreno will get the blame somehow!
Ian Ryan: Loads of time for the manager but feel like I’ve seen that game a million times. Dominated for long parts but couldn’t find a way through whilst giving away another soft one. Subs felt too late again.
Johnny Milburn: Hurts today in a few months might feel like an OK point — easy to see our deficiencies, but their plan worked pretty well — Reds too predictable in both boxes
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Far too often is Klopp making his sibs too late. Why can’t he make a substitution before the 75th minute? Both games, today and Sevilla he isn’t able to change the course of a game. Poor
Fucking Twitter level bollocks. £5 a month for this? Toxic fucking dump. The story of Liverpool FC. Klopp will be hounded out just like Rafa.
Stop fucking whistling and booing our own players. Support our team ffs.
You need to grow up you child. People like you are the reason the club accepts this mediocrity year after the year. Apologists for failure – Klopp deserves worse criticism than that. Specialist in failure
It’s all a bit desperate round here, we’re either going to win the league in October or the seasons a wreck before September is through. People need to calm the fuck down and get behind the team. Some of the football today was fantastic the atmosphere less so.
Sing when you’re winning?
I thought the game was really entertaining. A shame we couldn’t win one header, but I really like how Matip and Klavan drive into the midfield. You could see how that disrupted Burnley’s defense. Emre would probably be better suited for Italian football, likes to take touches and hold the ball. Solanke looks exciting. Ox looked a little lost and could of made a few runs into the box. We just need that one – two players to take these type of games over.
Fed up watching this shite tbh.
Sadly predictable outcome especially in Mane’s absence. This team is horribly predictable at the minute. Usual slow tactical reactions from Klopp. This “new look” group need more time to integrate and Lallana and Coutinho back to full fitness will make us more efficient. Same old defensive frailties will undermine performances until more cohesion to our overall play. Top 4 is best hope this season so let’s give the boys time as that is fully in reach.
This is a bad bad bad programme lads. Why are you playing with your phones instead of watching the game. The kind of bollix you’d expect from a load of teenage girls to be honest.
Neil Atkinson, Ben Johnson and Gareth Roberts:
Simultaneously the worst pints in TAW and at Anfield