THE Reds have got us on repeat at the moment.
It’s hard to keep repeating the same criticisms over again but when the same problems are happening week in, week out, it’s hard to see it any other way.
Anyway, here’s how Anfield Wrap contributors saw it…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 1 October 2017
Josh Sexton: Yes Studge
Paul Senior: More 4-2-3-1 that
Dan Morgan: What time we all having for Shelvey’s red?
Josh Sexton: Reckon he calls Klopp a grass?
Johnny Milburn: Into these Reds — a clean sheet win would be incredible
Dan Vincent: It’s going to be a long afternoon for Yedlin and Manquillo. Sturridge to take the net off early doors
Ste Evans: Like that team. Think Can and Bobby have been poor recently right move to drop them out.
Ian Ryan: Fancy Gini to score his first away goal since his last one for Feyenoord under 11s.
Phil Blundell: If they attack like that and expose themselves we’ll kill them
Johnny Milburn: Wild — amazing ball to Mane then to spurn the chance is so distressing
Ste Evans: What a ball that is from Salah.
Dan Vincent: Incredible pass that.
Phil Blundell: There’s space for us here
Johnny Milburn: Gomez a bit wasteful in possession
Ian Ryan: Worked that Sturridge chance really well there hard lines, Reds.
Phil Blundell: OMG how?
Ian Ryan: How the fuck have we not bagged there.
Ste Evans: Fuck sake how’ve we not burst the net there
Phil Blundell: I don’t even think anyone did anything wrong haha
Matip was clever
Josh Sexton: What has just happened there
Ste Evans: Terrible ball Gini. Coutinho in oceans of space there
Dan Vincent: Should be two up already. Becoming a similar scenario every week at the moment.
Phil Blundell: Need more Coutinho in the middle
Johnny Milburn: Oooooof
Phil Blundell: See
Ste Evans: Oh my word. Get the fuck in.
Ian Ryan: Jesus Christ that’s special even by Phil’s standards
Johnny Milburn: He has scored that goal about a dozen times before and no one seems to be able to stop it
Phil Blundell: Surely putting him on his left is a good start?
Dan Vincent: Best player in the Prem. Not arsed.
Josh Sexton: Imagine thinking we should cash in on him at any point in summer
Ian Ryan: He’s putting more ££££ on his value as each week passes.
Dan Vincent: That’s why anyone wanting him sold in the summer is the fucking devil. He could neck my ma and I’d still want him at The Reds.
Paul Senior: His value doesn’t matter when he’s not for sale, Ian.
Ian Ryan: Yep, point is those fuckers won’t be able to afford him the way it’s going.
Johnny Milburn: Eat, sleep, score, concede, repeat
Josh Sexton: Fuck sake
Ste Evans: Haha sound.
Phil Blundell: Gotta laugh there
Ste Evans: He’s offside by the way
Ian Ryan: He’s slow as fuck yet still manages to escape our two CBs
Josh Sexton: Imagine two defenders just letting the ball go through to their onrushing striker, fucking idiots
Phil Blundell: “Defensive woes continue to haunt them,” he’s tackled it on to his leg. That’s not far off being as ridiculous as that beach ball
Josh Sexton: Matip’s unlucky in the end but fucking hell, Reds
Ste Evans: He’s unlucky there
Dan Vincent: Slowest defenders in the history of the game.
Paul Senior: Matip’s shit
Dan Vincent: Absolutely shit. Lovren just as shit. There’s none in world football available that could improve on either though.
Paul Senior: Lovren isn’t just as shit cos he’s ready to run – Matip should step out and intercept 1 goes one stays. Lovren on the turn. Crap
Dan Vincent: The finest of margins mate. They’re both shit.
Phil Blundell: Not really seeing what Lovren and Matip did wrong there you know. Shelvey shouldn’t have that much room there
Josh Sexton: Nobody tracked the runner, he was allowed to just go in between them as the last line of defence
Paul Senior: Look at Shelvey with the ball. He’s square when he should be on the half turn
Either step out and deal with the pass or be ready to run behind. He’s neither
Josh Sexton: Think you can try and blame anybody at the scene of the crime but it’s too easy for them to just split our centre halves
Dan Vincent: Neither one is in touching distance of the forward on the halfway line while their main playmaker is looking up to hit a pass. It’s woeful defending, as usual.
Phil Blundell: Maybe. He did get back in and win the ball though.
Paul Senior: Looks even worse in that replay
Josh Sexton: Seeing praise for Shelvey’s pass, just me that thinks it’s bread and butter for a centre midfielder to do that?
Stu Wright: Rafa has got a bunch of average players incredibly well drilled. Great shape and moving as one. Very compact. Impressive. Interesting to see if they can keep it up. Could need another moment of magic to breakdown if they do.
Ian Ryan: Ridiculously easy. One simple through ball and he’s through one on one with the keeper. CB has to be tighter on the CF ffs
Paul Senior: Look at him.
Fuck off pic.twitter.com/mptEnFFaMN
— Paul Senior 🌐 (@PaulSenior1) 1 October 2017
Josh Sexton: Look where Matip and Lovren are both looking
Phil Blundell: Yeah too square. Shelvey having the time and space to do that also bad. Still annoyed it’s basically a goal scored cause someone won a tackle though.
Dan Morgan: No Firmino is helping Shelvey, which isn’t a dig at Sturridge.
Phil Blundell: How wasn’t that a foul on Lovren at that corner by the way?
Josh Sexton: Hope Coutinho and Klopp volley both those pricks in defence all over the changies
Ian Ryan: Looked a nailed on pen at first look, dragging his shirt off his back
John Gibbons: Don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Win the second half. These are crap
Firmino for Sturrudge. Wish we could bring Trent on
Ian Ryan: Rafa has them compact and fairly well drilled but still fancy us to win this.
Paul Senior: Misses an open goal every fucking week
Phil Blundell: If he isn’t burying that he may as well not be there
Paul Senior: Fuck off
Johnny Milburn: W O W
Paul Senior: And you Sturridge
Shouldn’t have had to
Josh Sexton: Just fuck off
Ian Ryan: Has to score that ffs
Dan Vincent: Both sitters. Ridiculous that.
Phil Blundell: A striker that can’t run has to finish that
Stu Wright: Can we sign Fowler again please?
Johnny Milburn: Mane flicked out there
Paul Senior: Fucking ref there.
Kip of him
Dan Vincent: He’ll get sent here, Gomez.
Ian Ryan: Was thinking the same, could have been booked just before he got the yellow. I’d change it
Ste Evans: Why hasn’t the keeper come to catch that?
Dan Morgan: Both full backs having a mad 10 minutes
Johnny Milburn: Have Newcastle got any of their own songs?
Ste Evans: Need to get Salah and Mane into this more. Not stretched enough.
Dan Vincent: One of the quietest I’ve seen Mane this today.
Phil Blundell: They’re targeting Gomez now. Would be tempted to bring him off just to fuck their plan up
Ian Ryan: Mane’s touch and control has looked well off at times today
Phil Blundell: He’s barely touched it for half an hour Mane
Ste Evans: Sturridge has had a stinker.
Johnny Milburn: A shame he hasn’t taken the opportunity
Josh Sexton: Would love Sturridge to stay onside at some point
Ste Evans: I’m convinced the only way he can be effective now is as a two with someone else to do his running like the west ham away last season.
Josh Sexton: Sturridge game summed up there
Ste Evans: Always takes five touches when two will do.
Johnny Milburn: Oh here he is — fraggle rock
Ian Ryan: If this prick scores it’ll finish me off
Josh Sexton: Matip throwing his weight about for once
Ste Evans: Brain dead Moreno.
Dan Vincent: It’s a fucking poor result if we don’t grab a late one here.
Dan Morgan: Not done enough to force the result here. These are absolutely shite and are allowed to play the game on their terms
Ian Ryan: Let’s have it right as well these are pretty bang average, organised but very little else. Poor from us again tbh.
Phil Blundell: Has to score there
Ste Evans: He’s gotta score there.
Phil Blundell: That was a simple header
Johnny Milburn: He arrived late in his defence
But he looks a mile off being ready for this team
Ste Evans: Miles away.
Dan Vincent: Agreed
Johnny Milburn: *peeks through fingers*
Ian Ryan: Frustrating as fuck these lads
Johnny Milburn: That kick almost never made it to the box then
Ste Evans: Mignolet calling the big lads forward and he can’t even reach the box with it. Fuck off you bluff.
Johnny Milburn: This team always seems inches away from triumph or disaster — there’s no middle ground
It feels like we need more balance in the team but not sure how we get it
Paul Senior: Everybody and everything can fuck off.
Same old story. Boring. Can’t be arsed.
How has this side regressed? You already know the answer.
Ian Ryan: The summer transfer window looks even more of a shambles as each week passes. We look way off in most areas tbh
Dan Vincent: Dog shit. Newcastle away that, they’re woeful. We’re so far off the top sides it’s scary, we’ve just had a full window to address it as well.
Annoying as fuck again today.
Johnny Milburn: It’s infuriating that with our next couple of games not taking three points there will put us under real pressure.
How are we still a point off fourth place?
Dan Vincent: That’s what’s more annoying for me, we win two from today, Burnley and Watford like we should have and we’re sitting comfortably in third, one win off top with Utd and Spurs next. Really in the mix.
Whereas now we’ll be going into those games desperate to win them just to stay within touching distance.
Johnny Milburn: I said last night it’s not unbelievable that we get only one point from next three games and our objectives for the season completely change
I’m a prick, aren’t I?
Dan Vincent: That would be hell considering we lashed one potential trophy away already.