We gave it fifteen minutes and then barely looked bothered. We were slack all over the park and we treated it like a pre season game. You see how annoyed van Dijk gets if we ever concede, but last night he wasn't fussed. It was a hollow victory for City, we weren't at it and it has no bearing on next season. Liverpool teams used to do this all the time in the 70s and 80s, win the league then get a hiding or two. Our season is basically over and Jürgen has had them playing as if it were pre season since we came back. This will be a good lesson for us and for him, it's all cool.
But you can't get away from the fact that teams collectively just move down in intensity when they've won stuff. You don't concentrate as much, you don't run as hard, you aren't as crisp on the ball. If you're at 70-80% City will kill you, and they were also really motivated. We still should have scored a couple mind, Firmino early on and then Mane in the second. Had we been on it last night it would have been a good game because we did create chances. But we are a team that lives off energy and being intense. City are a slower passing team, but we need energy and motivation for our style to work. If we're not on it we struggle. This reminded me of when we have Chelsea a hiding a few days after they beat us in the 2012 FA Cup Final. We were delighted, they weren't arsed.
Bring on 20/21!!!