Well, as far as wining the league goes then yes. Getting three points is all that matters. But as far as beating any team still in the Champions League, then it wasn't anywhere near good enough.
The fact that we lost to Watford and struggled against B'mouth does not point to the strength of the Prem. It points to us not playing well enough; not playing with enough intensity. I don't know what the answer is but I think it's more than just Hendo being injured. Perhaps it's psychological, but I don't think it's just complacency. Some players seem to be more mentally worn out than anything else. The physical ability is still there but the mental sharpness seems to be blunted.
Of course Atletico hasn’t impressed in its last two either.Yeah, and if we don't improve drastically then Atletico will be knocking us out.
We're definitely jaded, I think Hendo missing is a massive loss. With him we win almost every game in 44, without him we've lost 3 out of 5. His absence is massive I think. More to it than than I know but are those stats just coincidence?
Play of the year for me. Reminded me of momentous Alisson save against Napoli.To me that Milner clearance was one of the football moments of the season. You see so many players dog it on the pursuit. Here's a guy who just turned 34 sprinting back on the off chance. Anyone who thinks he's lost a step, watch the replay a few times.
I'm half minded to watch this one tomorrow but I hate watching games negatively. A draw would be fine but I would end up thinking, "Isn't it a pity that they can't both lose."I want a draw tomorrow. Ideally Man Utd finish in the Europa spots at the end of the season. Don’t want them in the CL and throwing money at players who will sign for them for the dough and the CL football.
A nice draw, hopefully a good game with a lot of incident... been a while since there was a big fight among two groups of players and retroactive punishment, for example...
I would rather like a red manc win....but a draw will do with a few reds and handbags at dawn.I'm half minded to watch this one tomorrow but I hate watching games negatively. A draw would be fine but I would end up thinking, "Isn't it a pity that they can't both lose."
Agree on the last paragraph. The Watford loss could prove a blessing. Get the win Wednesday hopefully, win the league hopefully as soon as possible, and then rotate in the league and focus on CL without having to bear the invincibles mantle.I was really looking forward to that today. With all the talk of possibly playing behind closed doors soon this may have been one of the last chances we have to see them in the flesh at Anfield this season. I think everyone was up for it but we started really slowly again and that is an atmosphere killer. The reaction to going one down was good from both the players and the crowd and for 20 minutes or so we looked like our old selves but we couldn't kill them off in the second half. The pace dropped again and you could just sense that we might get caught out and that made everyone nervous. The Fraser lob was bad enough but I wish I had noticed a bit earlier that the flag was up for offside for that last minute Wilson chance. They almost had to call for the Anfield defibrillator at that point.
Some players are so out of form they are almost unrecognisable. Fabinho has gone from being arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world pre-injury to looking like someone trying to learn how to play in the position. Nothing was coming off for Bobby again and his miss at the end summed up how it's going for him right now. Thank god Milner was back today. Man of the match by a million miles.
The one thing that's concerned me this season during all this brilliance is that we might blow up at some point. Some players have played continuously for 2 years. JK hasn't rotated much because he didn't want to disrupt the momentum we had in the league. The right thing to do to get the league won, but we might be paying for it now. Atletico is a massive game. We had a dip last season and it was the win away against Bayern in the last 16 of the CL that got us going again. Atletico will be just as significant this season.
Not arsed about the performance, 3 points is all that matters.
Fucking scandalous decision to allow their goal, just disbelief in the ground not to disallow it.
Good finish by Mo, great finish by Sadio. Bobby struggled again.
Milner MOTM, that goal-line clearance was absolutely insane. Ox was well up for it too, him and Milner have to start on Wednesday.
Some decent saves from Adrian, still haven't dropped a point this season when he's played.
Crowd was good, might have lacked a bit of noise at times but the main difference this season is the lack of audible panic when we're losing. Think that's 4 times now we've trailed at Anfield and we've won every one of them.
Up the fucking Reds!!