Very negative in here.
Mane hits the inside of post and the ball bounces out.
Sane hits the inside of the post and the ball bounces in.
Game of inches that could have gone either way.
We had a defensive mind set early and rightfully so.
We are still 4 points clear!
Man city have Arsenal & Chelsea in the next month.
I agree that we shouldn’t be slagging off at our players. However, this was another one of those statement games where we finished as the loser again. Mentally it could be damaging.
Btw, City maybe the raging favourites with the bookies but we have the better team. The players might not believe it though. Also, Klopp has a poor record in big games. I’m not saying that Klopp isn’t up to it. I love him and think that he’s doing a grand job. Some people though for whatever reason seem to lose the games that count the most.
Over a 38 game season there ar gonna be games where you fluke a result (Pickford clanger in the derby) and games like this morning (Ref should have sent Kompany,
off, they cleared the ball by the finest of margins and Sane scored by the finest of margins via a deflection).
Not too concerned by dropping points. Will start to worry if we have a spate of poor results.
So my thoughts on the game. Well we played horribly really. Sure we had chances, Mane should score, we were unlucky with the 1cm goal line clearance and Kompany really should have been sent off. But outside of that, we really were quite poor. Couldnt hold onto the ball, could even get it through midfield.
It's disappointing because had we won that game, we would have been 9 clear of Spurs and 10 clear of City and you could basically start putting the champers on ice. As it is, we didnt rise to the occasion like I hoped we would. And now we are stuck in a real title race with a pretty slender lead still with 17 games to go. Looooooong way to go.
Do I think we can win the league? We certainly can, but do I believe we will... I'll be honest, I dont. 28 years of disappointment and too many close shaves and "Being Liverpool" moments have conditioned me this way.
But I hope, I really do hope we can. But City are now close, they will smell blood and have won titles before. They know what it is all about.
The next couple of league games are huge, if we can just quickly start winning again, chalk this off as a blip and keep the momentum, then maybe we can go on with it.
On the flip side if someone said to me at the beginning of the season, I will give you a four point head start with 17 games to go, I would have bitten your arm off. Plus losing to City away is standard for almost every team in world football. So there is no shame in losing there. They truly are an unbelievable side. What they have done over the past 18 months has been incredible.
So we just have to pick ourselves up and go again. We just went 20 games in the league winning 17 and drawing 3. If we can just replicate that on the way home, I think we can get over the line.