Everton not getting "That" penalty cost us
Fabinho missing that open goal against City at home in the last minute cost us as well. An actual goal, rather than the opportunity of one above.
Supporters praise their team when they win, and criticise them when they lose. That's just the nature of football fans. Always has been always will be.
I would argue, and have done in the past, that we don't get enough praise when we win tbh. But the true colours appear when we don't. We didn't even lose this game as it is.
To your point above, I agree. Darwin isn't the smoothest by no means, but he seems to be effective. Of all the goals he's scored in preseason, Charity Shield, and today, none of them come to memory as elegant or smooth. And ill be honest l, I don't give a F**k either. Dude creates a ton chances, so I'm fine with quanity over quality if it means we're scoring.
Biggest thing is we better with him on the pitch. He changes the whole dynamic every time he comes in.
I don't know what exactly a smooth goal is, but I do know he's scored 6 goals for us already, including 4 in one game. That's a lot of goals already. He was our best player in this game, and only on for half an hour.
Terrible performance across the whole starting line-up. Trent needs serious competition for his place and Calvin isn't it.
All in all for me, our worst performance under Klopp and I'm not sure he get's much blame tbh. The positive is we got a point we barely deserved and it might just be the point that wins the league. The other good news is we can only improve.
And the most ott post of the thread goes to you.
When we went there the last time, the performance was very similiar to this. Then when we played them at home, the performance was worse and we lost. So there's been lots and lots of performances as bad and worse than this, over the past 7 years.
One thing though we need to stop doing, is going behind in games. This was the 5th league game on the bounce, and it's way too many. While we'll come back to win some, if not most of the time, there will be games like this where we don't if it persists.
The main competition to Trent was sold to Forest over the summer. VVD made his first error in years, he hasn't lost a yard of pace as was claimed. I wouldn't even blame him for it either, that lies squarely with Matip for carelessly losing possession on the halfway line in the build up.
On the plus side, we ground a point out of the trip, as we did the last time. And congratulations to Salah on scoring on the opening day for the 6th year in a row. I don't know how many more seasons he'll do so, (and we'll almost certainly be away on Day 1 next season as well) but however many it is, that record is unlikely ever to be beaten.
We're the last team this season to have a home game, and by the time we play it, we'll probably be 5 points behind the leaders already. So even though there's still 111 points available, we can't afford to lose much more ground than we already have.