Not even sure where to start with this performance, but this season has started so badly that I kind of felt numb after their second goal.
Diaz was the only player on the pitch who could hold his head high, I kind of felt for him after his goal as it meant so much to him, he really wanted to revitalise the team and get us back on the right path, but did any of the other players? F**k no.
For the life of me I do not understand why we have kept Matip on the bench in the PL games if he wasn't going to start this one, what was the point of getting Arthur in and having Tiago back on the bench if Milner was just going to start anyway. Some odd choices there from the gaffer, unfortunately, and it cost us as we had no control over the game whatsoever.
Gomez looked like a duck out of water, VVD was playing as if he was concussed and Trent played as if he had about 2 hours sleep prior to the game, shocking. Fabinho looks like he has forgotten how to be a CDM and Harvey while good in the first half, tried to do too much in the second and was wasteful with possession. Milner, played like well what you'd expect from a player who is no longer at the top of his game, he is now championship level and shouldn't see our starting 11 ever again, give a youngster a go instead of him, ooo his experience his experience, talking for the sake of talking doesn't help anyone. Maguire has been seen as a leader but when you are the shittest player on the pitch nobody will be listening.
Our attack was sh*te apart from Diaz who had some balls and courage to make things happen, the rest were shambolic, even the subs, Nunez had 0 composure when coming, the same with Jota. Salah had phases of play where he would make the right pass but nothing would come from it, he should have had a goal after a great pass from Trent but took his eye of the ball, now is the time when we need him to step up and show us why he deserved that big contract when the team is lagging behind we need him to bail us out, if he is as good as he thinks he is, he should be capable of that.
Really disappointing but at least we still have the group in our hands and we surely cannot perform worse than that, I hate writing such a negative post after a game but when that is all you see in the game, what can you do. One positive was seeing how Thiago had us controlling the game more when he came on, he has to start EVERY game he is fit to do so. Even Arthur while not 100% looked more composed than the rest of our midfield, I wouldn't be against Fab, Thiago, Arthur as a midfield three at some point, just to help protect the defence and build confidence at the back again.