Ran ourselves into the ground for a big dose of nothing but cramp and tired legs for Sunday.
Would probably have been better if they had just beat us early doors. Fine lines between a good, old-fashioned, hard-fought European away point, and a massive bowl of shite.
Makes a good save first half as it’s deflected off Virg. Got arms like an iron bat. Followed it up with a couple of really good saves that you could call routine — except at Liverpool, we haven’t had a ‘keeper who could have made them look so simple for about 10 years, so let’s call them showstoppers, aye? Follows that up with a save and a half on 70 minutes. What a fella. Reckon he saved that Mertens one, you know.
Use of the ball was dreadful first half, culminating in a ridiculous shot just before half time, of 2015 Degsy Lovren proportions. Got no better second half.
Joe Gomez: 8
Our best player first half, by a mile. The only one who had any real composure.
Honest to God, when he got whacked and the telly didn’t show him for ages I was nearly sick in me mouth. Expected the camera to cut back and for him to be holding his own ankle, like some sort of Turner Prize exhibition. Him, the ‘keeper and Joe Gomez the only ones with any real credit, in fairness.
Andy Robbo: 6
Defended well to a point. Sloppy ball on the break second half when we would have been three on one. Summed us up, really. Got popped for their goal. He’s probably knackered, but don’t tell no one. Imagine if Moreno had to play against City. Fucking hell.
Actually thought he was fucking us there until he went off. Every time he got it, he gave it away. But then the rest of the game unfolded and it turned out he was one of our best players. Context.
Was everywhere and nowhere, there. In the sense that he was everywhere about five seconds after he should have been and nowhere as a consequence. Walloped their lad mind, which was nice but I think that was about it.
Part of a midfield three which offered next to fuck all going forward and even less going the other way. Impressive ability to do nothing. Bet you he can jib his phone and the social without batting an eye. Just sit there on the couch, not arsed, Looking out the window.
Hard to judge the front three when they are fed scraps. Was probably the brightest of the bunch and grafted his cock off.
Grafted, tried to play, but it’s hard to attack when you have got no cunt to pass to and no fucker who can pass to you. Works perfectly in our shape. Not so much when we have no shape.
Mo Salah: 7
Tried his best to get us moving. Got no change out of their 15 lads who were marking him, but in fairness he grafted back, won the ball back and kept offering all day. Was unlucky with the late through ball from Firmino.
Come on, passed the ball, slotted in some fucking big holes, and tried to kick it into Vesuvius. Was into him.
Come on and made our first tackle and in fairness tried to get us playing when the rest of the team, bar Mane and the centre backs, were jammed on twatting it anywhere. He didn’t succeed like, but at least he had a go.
Fucking let’s get into these bus-shagging bellends on Sunday, aye?
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Pretty generous with the ratings this time. We were awful. Only Alisson, Gomez and van Dijk deserve something like a good rating. Salah and Mané at least tried, but were far from their best. And our wings and midfield were pretty much all over the place.
Bad day at the office, can happen. Forget about it and roll on City!
Up the Reds!
Henderson puts in an absolute stinker but Ben Johnson gives him a 6.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Does the template come with “Henderson 6” on it?? “Insert nonsense about him trying hard here”. Has to be.
“At least he had a go”
When?? We went to shit when he came on, and stayed shit for the rest of it. He didn’t have a go at all.
Easy to forget that we were playing against a decent side with a very good manager. The fact that they didn’t roll over to the best attack in Europe is credit to them. We weren’t at our best bur were a few minutes from an undeserved draw. Look at the team last time we played them and think that when we play them at home next time we will not be that bad again. We’re not a surprise package in Europe any more – teams want to play the best they can against last years finalists. We’ll be fine but need to play better.
Bring on City
U really know fuk all about foitball.
you too, lad.
It’s just footy fans and their opinions. Means fuck all!
We’ve been living so far this season on outstanding defense and a hard-working midfield. Attack has been for nothing. Today it shows what happens when the midfield runs out of steam. Front three better pick it up on Sunday or it is going to be a really long 90 minutes.
Naby Keita had the ball seven times and gave it away five times. Seems you just have to get into the starting 11 to get a rating of 5 or more. He was atrocious and worthy of a 2.
Keita has been a major disappointment since his arrival. Aside from him generally doing little in the games he has played, the fact he doesn’t speak a word of English – despite the fact he has known for over a year he was coming – is very annoying & very worrying where his attitude is concerned.
The front 3 are more than worrying. We’re in October and they still haven’t clicked. At what point do we worry it isn’t going to happen? November? Christmas? Easter? Something has changed where their dynamic is concerned, especially Mane/Mo. You can even tell from how they celebrated goals last season to how they celebrate them this year.
It’s been great winning games while playing average or worse, but that could never last. We need to get going soon or this season could run away from us in October/November, as so many have over the last 25 years.
Chris, we’re joint first in the league and well-positioned to make it to the knock-out stages. There’s no prize for “I told you so”, and stressing at the possibility of dark times ahead of time doesn’t make the dark times any more comfortable.
Elite athletes are able to leave a loss behind them and move on quickly. Probably not a bad way to go for supporters, too. There’s every possibility that we go three points clear at the top by the end of the weekend. YNWA
you need to understand that losses can happen. Underperforming can happen too. Itis all baout how we bounce back on Sunday. That will give us an indicator of how serious this side is about winning trophies this season.
@Chris I agree with how the team played that deserved a loss, but it was also against a very good team like Napoli at their home ground, who themselves were at the end of a loss in their previous league game.
So what did they and the supporters do? They decided to have a go at Liverpool and the supporters got behind their team, even if half of the stadium was empty and they had a awful pitch and rainy conditions.
For now as Walter and Titus have stated forget the last game, losses/under-performing can happen.
Why don’t we follow Napoli’s lead and give it a real go against City.
Lots to still look forward to. Hang in there.
covering over the cracks,not playing as a unit,to many players off form,mid field crap,but we get there in the end,i hope
Let’s look at the stats… No wins now is the last 3 games, losing 2 of them. It can be argued about who we played in those 3. Last night though was utter dog shit and fucking tea cups need to be thrown, including a few boots. It wasn’t good enough, end of and in fact most of the performances have not been good enough this season. Finally the not good enough got us truly bit on the arse.
Time to drop Salah, who I didn’t even know was on the pitch at times last night and bring in Shaquiri and let Sturridge also have a run out.
November the 5th ain’t too far away so I am certain the shops are selling fireworks… Time for Klopp to go shopping and get some industrial sized rockets, as there’s a few arseholes these need firing up. – Fucking none of what we saw last night was acceptable. To a man (apart from Alisson) they were Shite, with the biggest capital S. Time this one is pinned up on the walls of every where this team goes as a reminder that they need to get their fucking finger out and start to turn up.
Wow a 6 for henderson… he must have been the worst player. Normally he gets a 9 for turning up and pointing
Ah, but he’s now added unhelpful shouting to his game.
7 for Salah?? Bloody hell, you must still be jerking off to his Roma goals every night I reckon. Credit in the bank and such.
Salah is a shadow of his former self. That is the truth. And I dont see his performances getting better anytime soon.
Like you said mate – It’s just footy fans and their opinions. Means fuck all!
I think it’s obvious we should sack the manager and sell nearly all the players in the January transfer window, get fekir and play hime upfront with studge and shak plus a load of new players. They will score gazillions of goals each game and we’ll win the league at a canter. Perhaps keep Allison and maybe van dyk and Gomez. The rest are obviously not up to scratch to play in the blessed red shirt and klopp obviously doesn’t have a clue whats going on. Hahaha. Get a grip moaners, 1 poor performance and a couple of losses and you lot are shitting yourselves. Keep the faith.!
They were good; aggressive and fast, in our faces. In these circs. we have a Countinho/Fakir size hole in the midfield. i agree about Keita. does he want to be here? He gets carted off to the ozzy who can’t find the problem and flies home. Go figure. Fabinho also has a lot to prove: he can see their fellah getting past Robbo for the goal but can’t get there. Why bring Studge on with 5 left? We are trying to hold on!
A mess all round. This group will get interesting…..