Gutted today. I was drawn out of the ballot for this one so as it was the first time since March I had been to Anfield I was really looking forward to this but it turned out to be a sh*t show in truth.
Had no complaints with the starting 11. It was the strongest we could have put out really.
So the game starts and WBA’s intentions were clear straight away. No surprise when they’re managed by that fat toaster headed tw*t. 5 at the back sitting on the edge of their box with a midfield four sitting a yard in front of them. F***ing boring sh*t football.
The game was flat. Slow. Sh*t. It was just sh*t. Proper sh*t. They made it difficult for us but I thought we were really poor on the ball. No urgency about us, mostly going sideways and no creativity at all.
Sadio scored a great goal early on but I don’t remember any other chances after that. We looked out of ideas very early on. I was getting really frustrated that we weren’t pulling wide and then driving into their box running at their full backs. Instead, we would work the ball sideways at a slow pace until we passed back inside for somebody to clip it into the box and it just wasn’t working. Of course it wouldn’t work when they have three 6’3 centre halves and we have Bobby. Why not try something different? Run at them. Have a shot. Test the goalie. Did their goalie have a save to make other than the bobby header late on?
Despite being poor in possession, we were in complete control of the game. Wba had one chance all match which was just a long hoof over the top but they were never going to score unless we made a mistake. And unfortunately, we did. It was Curtis Jones who made that mistake. He very stupidly dribbled around in his own half in a dangerous area and lost the ball, which gave wba a corner who then scored from it. That was shocking to be honest, even school boys don’t do that. I’ve just said it in his player thread but my ten year old knows better not to do that so anybody who says ‘he’s young’ or ‘we should have defended the corner’ are talking rubbish to be honest. He cost us the points today. That may sound harsh because nobody played well today but it’s still true.
Thought the whole team were crap to be honest. Surprised Sadio has got as many votes as he has in the motm poll because apart from his goal I don’t remember him in the game at all. I thought the front three and midfield three were all sh*te to be honest. I gave it to Fabinho, I thought he was our best player and Indon’t blame him for that massive lad out jumping him for their goal.
Little criticism of Klopp today too because I think he could have made changes a lot earlier when it was obvious it wasn’t working. Also think he could have managed the game a little better as we only had plan A today. There was no plan B. It was just the same thing over and over for 90 mins which wba comfortably dealt with.
We’ve dropped some points to some proper sh*te this season. Brighton, Fulham, wba and Everton. We should have a healthy lead at the top now but it is what it is. Let’s bounce back and get three points on Wednesday and start putting some real space between ourselves and the rest of the pack.