I don’t think shambles is the right word - we weren’t great but that first half we were on top for most of it - and despite being not great we lost on the basis of some shocking VAR calls
We have created high standards over the last couple years - and when we drop we overreact a little
The focus has been on the Jesus penalty, which was never a penalty, but Arsenal were by far the better team and deserved their win. I don’t think that can be disputed.
I never felt we were on top at any point in the game. On top for me means in complete control in and out of possession or creating chance after chance. We didn’t do that. We just weathered the storm and then started to settle into the game more. Doesn’t mean we were on top or played well.
I agree. Our standards are incredibly high now. So when we’re performing like a Brendan Rodgers Liverpool team and all of a sudden we’re really easy to play against then it’s concerning.
Last night was a big improvement though. The changes were made that funnily enough, I was crying out for. Gomez at full back, Fabinho back in the middle instead of the Henderson Thiago partnership, and Elliott out wide. It was much, much better.