Come on people have a bit of perspective. I know it's sh*t being pegged back and feels like 2 points lost but...
We are still right in the mix and on another day we could have had that wrongly disallowed goal given, van dijk could have had 2 or 3 goals and the match could have ended 3 or 4 - 1 in our favour.
Remember, we've beat spurs and drew with city, Chelsea and arsenal so far. We have another chance to take 3 points off all of them in the second half of the season.
The only thing I'd like to see is Klopp letting the shackles off a bit and letting us run riot like last season because it feels like we have lost a bit of our ruthlessness in favour of being more defensively sound.
Maybe Klopp's looked back at the 'nearly' games of other seasons, especially the 'nearly' finals. I wonder if coming 2nd once too often has led to him putting more emphasis on defending than attacking, as compared with previous seasons. Something about his post match interview smacked of relief that we hadn't lost. That's also how I felt, I'm sorry to say.
Positives are great. We were at least as good as Arsenal, who - like it or not - are the form team at this point, and we are as good as City in the league (points wise). This is going to be a long hard season and I expect we'll be pushed all the way by the usual top 6 suspects, and points points points are all that matter right now. We've been spoiled with lustrous attacking football last few seasons, but won nothing. Yesterday, our defensive was a solid unit, even with TAA below par. Thank f*ck.
Mane runs for everything, shows for every pass, just nothing quite works for him. One of those games. VVD was immense. Milner was a tank, and I'm sick of people talking about him as if he's a defensive option in midfield. Look at his assists! He adds so much to our attacking play. Robbo as always, was a MOTM candidate and could have had 3 assists. He's always our most consistent attacker, and the guy still defends like a boss.
Negatives. Fab was slow, clumsy and poor - he was getting passed around repeatedly and didn't seem to know what position to take up against their attacks. Trent had a difficult game. He also had no support on his side and looks low on confidence (not a phrase we've had to associate with him yet). Our formation is narrow in midfield and Arse exploited that with runners and feints, exposing TAA. Bobby was needed in midfield and didn't show much in attack.
I think Klopp knows Fab is a risk at the moment against the best teams, but without Hendo (interesting how the Hendo haters have gone quiet by the way) he has to pick him. Gini was Fab's security blanket yesterday. We did well to get a point, I reckon, and blaming the officials is apt but we can't rely on them to help us - we've always known that.
I hated that game. It was a great game for a neutral, but I turn into a monster when we have games like that. I'm hell to be around. In the words of the Ramones, I wanna be sedated. Wanna look away, wanna be somewhere else; wanna be somebody else who doesn't give a sh*t about football. But I'm not. I'm a red. And even when we're top of the league it's not easy, carefree fun. Why's that?