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?