🔴LFC 1-1 Chelsea 🔵
Jurgen went for a rotated line up and you cannot help but feel that has backfired today. Chelsea ran the game particularly in midfield with their trio of Bakayoko, Kante and Drinkwater who often found himself running free onto goal with no one tracking him back. Milner and Henderson just didn't do enough today and it doesn't help when tactically they are losing the battle from minute one. Klopp isn't immune from criticism and its fair to say he got a few things wrong for this game, starting 2 vs 3 in midfield is a huge fault against such a strong outfit. You could argue Coutinho makes the third midfielder but he's primarily an attacker. Again highlighting our squad's main problem - a sense of top heaviness. Electric going forward and abysmal the other way.
Salah was superb again, fully deserving man of the match playing in various positions in this game including as a lone striker holding the ball up and linking play brilliantly. His finish was one of calmness and composure, signing of the season for sure as that is his 15th goal in all competitions. Read that again guys, 15 goals and its November.
Chelsea missed countless chances in the first half and although we dominated the ball, you could argue we were tad fortunate to be in the lead with Chelsea completely controlling the game through their counters and organisation. Hazard in particular showed his qualities with some sublime turns and passes.
Unfortunately for us, Salah's goal was cancelled out by a lucky effort by Willian. A cross that turned into a chip which floated over the helpless Mignolet. Mignolet is always so close to saving the most crucial of shots, it can't only be us that this infuriates? World class keepers save most of the goals we concede and have given us nightmares over the years. However, The Willian goal was coming. Klopp did not make the necessary changes to personnel or system when Chelsea brought on their stars and this meant they found tons of space particularly on the right hand side where their goal eventually came from. We'll bounce back for sure as we always do and keep. A point is a point. We go again. YNWA🔴 Leave your thoughts below!