Liverpool continues its annual AFC battering at Anfield in the EPL..

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The last few years, we have been crushed by LFC in the EPL at Anfield:

  • 2019/2020: Liverpool 3 – AFC 1
  • 2018/2019: Liverpool 5 – AFC 1
  • 2017/2018: Liverpool 4 – AFC 0

So we had conceded 12 goals and scored two in the last 3 away EPL games at Anfield and it seems that last week-end, we were unable to reverse the tide against Klopp’s Red Army…

This game was supposed to be a benchmark for us in terms of measuring our progress but if you look at the score and the way we conceded the goals, you cannot be objectively optimistic. Of course, LFC are a well-drilled and oiled team with a fantastic trio up front and a robust defense but could we not have done better? Should we not have done better? Wasn’t it Arteta’s responsibility to set-us up better against this formidable team…

4-0, 2 soft goals and then a capitulation….There were weaknesses all over the pitch and on the side line for us. It was a no contest and the better team won convincingly and deservedly.

AFC – Players Rating: Average of 4. / Manager rating: 2 (because of his yellow card, otherwise 3.5)

Not much to say besides the fact that we are still maturing as a team and that we must do better in next game and next time against such opposition.

There is no shame losing to LFC, Man City or Chelsea but we need to put in better performances, grind out some results. I would be super happy if we finished 4th behind them but will it happen? Are we the best of the rest? Some teams have better squads like Man Utd for example and some teams play better as a team like West Ham this year or Leicester last year…Is a top 5 finish and a Cup win, the minimum for Arteta this year?

15 Responses to Liverpool continues its annual AFC battering at Anfield in the EPL..

  1. allezkev says:

    Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool have much stronger and experienced squads than this Arsenal especially in attack, but I think that Arteta and the club know that and attack will be, I’d suggest, the next area for serious investment.

  2. RC78 says:

    Up front, we have Laca, Auba, Martinelli, Eddie, Balogun…

    Vlahovic is being monitored but we could do with a Calvert-Lewin, Toney type of player but anyways…I agree that the next big investment will either be for a CM or a FW.

    If we let Laca and Auba go next summer, a FW would be the priority

  3. fred1266 says:

    Ea didn’t expect, if we had carried on second half like we did in first half would have been find

    Watching the u watch how Liverpool press and how deu pass out from the back we have been trying that shit for like five years now and still not good at it

    What was even more dotish we were playing out from the back Hoping we could beat the press but from my recollection we have never successful score a goal in that manner

  4. fatgingergooner says:

    Fred,

    You must have a terrible memory! Our second goal against Spurs this season was Ramsdale playing a risky pass out of the back and a few passes later Auba had scored….

  5. fred1266 says:

    Will have to check that really can’t remember

  6. VP says:

    Great wrapup RC, thanks

    As for –
    “you cannot be objectively optimistic”

    I dont see how anyone can be objective in their support so I am very optimistic we have a good chance to go through to year end undefeated again. A couple of curly ones along the way but I’m very confident.

    Onwards and upwards

  7. Las says:

    Thanks RC, writing even a short report must have been really hard. Just like watching Arsenal against L’pool.
    Before the game I thought we could fair better this time, but it was not to be.
    We were battered and pushed aside by the relentless pressure and we were slow.
    Even during the first half I could not see the way out of our defensive third. I know we had the best players on the pitch but some tactical changes (KT3 and AMN instead of Tavares and Lokonga, or KT3 and AMN instead of Tavares and Auba playing flat 4 3 3) might have done the trick, but I am not sure… we have what we have resource wise and no seniors nor the youngsters were able to cope with the pressure. We are just not there yet.
    It is what it is, get back to the basics and work hard and we have Barcodes to beat next weekend.
    COYG

  8. RC78 says:

    If I were PSG’s management, I d just get rid of Pochetinno now and bring in…WENGER…He would not refuse now 😛

  9. RC78 says:

    Anyone here?

  10. fred1266 says:

    Watching psg do the same pass out from the back stuff

    Am interested how others look like dey forcing it but the likes of city and Liverpool do it so seamlessly

  11. Liverpool!! we can never work alone

  12. RA says:

    Has the blog expired?

    And here I was — rushing back to hear how the guys are doing.

    Have to get to the pub and watch the game on TV – if it’s on. 🤞

  13. fred1266 says:

    I didn’t realise we had the early game today

  14. fatgingergooner says:

    Fabulous result after a tough loss last week. Could’ve been one of them games against a side playing 11 behind the ball, but I thought we created some good chances and didn’t get frustrated. Another clean sheet, another 3 points, another good showing from Saka and Smith-Rowe.

    Happy

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