It was never a convincing display, and you just knew with those chances we missed, our defending and Jürgen's inclusion of tinkering with the defence so late in the game would come back to haunt us and we predictably surrendered 2pts.
I think I'd rather get back to the Coutinho lark than the football, because it wasn't that good. Granted Salah who clearly has no right foot could have had a hatrick on another day, and he did well chasing the skewed lob Bobby served up. Bobby himself decided to come to life for 20 minutes or so during the 90. Completely invisible first half but he got involved from the off in the second half and tucked away a nice pen only to drift back out the game 10-15 minutes later. The hype he gets does amuse because he needs to be way more present and consistent in the game for the duration.
Mignolet was terrible in his distribution and claims, and at times with a non-existent defence in front of him it was just a recipe for disaster. Most of us were sat watching Arsenal waggin our finger at how they couldn't defend corners yesterday but f**k in hell, we really have lost the art of defending from set-pieces. It's simply not good enough and Jürgen must take the brunt of responsibility for that.
I see the reservations about a Can/Henderson/Gini midfield, overall it was poor defensively and not much better offensively - it's very sterile.
Jürgen needs to wake-up and smell the coffee on a number of fronts, because not only has our summer window left more questions than answers, one in which he brought a winger in, when in reality a position in each part of the spine actually could have done with filling, but the bench to look at was tat with the bonus of CL football around the corner, but the defending from set-pieces was just diabolical - and we on the first 90 mins of football look worse than we did last season. Not good.
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