Liverpool crashed to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and The Anfield Wrap in association with Redsbet are picking the bones out of that result and the wider knock on effects for Champions League qualification this season and beyond.
In the end the game was decided by the only goal but Chelsea were able to keep Liverpool at bay. The Reds couldn’t make their midfield break the lines and found themselves toiling.
The context is everywhere – Liverpool were back from Rome while Chelsea had the week to prepare but Liverpool were thwarted on the pitch.
The result also emphasised weakenesses in Liverpool’s squad at every level and we have a conversation about Liverpool’s likely transfer plans.
The we is Melissa Reddy, Adam Smith, Philippa Smallwood and Stuart Wright, hosted by Neil Atkinson.
can’t access this either.
Fanciful to think Solange will be playing in the Prem on loan.
Will be Championship.
I’ll clear something up right now … Ings and Dom are NOT good enough … and never will be. This season we’ve seen the level of quality needed up front to reach big finals … and those two are a MILLION miles away from the standard.
How can you possibly state categorically that “Dom isn’t good enough and never will be” after so few minutes playing time and at such a young age. Were you making the same comments about Ian Rush who took 10 games to make a good impression? Or did you also think that we should have gotten rid of Fermino (just as Rodgers did) because his early games for us didn’t produce many goasls?……… The stupidity and dogmatic comments made by some so-called supporters is staggering.
Rush signed in 1980. Scored his first league goals in October 81. He had a full season of settling in with the odd sub appearance here and there. I remember stories of directors openly questioning why the hell they spent a record fee on him.
But once he settled and finally scored he really kicked on. If he’d been signed in 2017 we’d have bombed him out by now – the fans, not the manager.
Thanks for clearing that up mate.
Dom is a kid relearning the game at senior level. To say he will never be good enough is honestly stupid
Harry Kane made his debut for Spurs at 18. Then went out on loan to Leyton Orient (League One), Millwall and Leicester (Championship) and Norwich (Premier League) before returning to White Hart Lane and suddenly blossoming in the 2014/15 season. I think Solanke has the ability and intelligence – but lacks physical robustness and elite level confidence. I would be surprised if a Premier League team would take him on loan next season and guarantee to the give him the minutes he needs. Championship or even League One shouldn’t be sniffed at. Alternative abroad – although that would be dependent on how able he is to adjust to a different culture and unfamiliar context. Not sure there is any downside in keeping him and seeing if he is a late-developer like Kane.
Very good. Here’s hoping that Klopp is able independently to develop a plan for RM both I in terms of their tactics and how we can adjust to differing phases of the game. In reality we need to score early and 90% of our outcomes for both RM and Brighton will be determined by that so…….. Plan A is a City QF first leg First half and Plan B is the double teaming Ronaldo when we have the lead. And it HAS to happen in normal time
I thought Philippa’s observation about TAA was nail on head.
give those 3 boys up top a rest.
tighten up at the back, bit of rest and rub of the green we can win the European Cup in 2018
Don’t forget to set an alarm to change your user name on Sunday 27 May.
What about an unhappy Rashford tapped up and brought to Anfield?