- May 13, 2018
Aguero smashed the ball into a tiny gap, Alisson had his hand up next to the ball and it went past him. Usually you don’t want the goalkeeper to get beat at the near post, but that was a great hit from close range.If you want to talk about Aguero's opener why not say something about Allison.
Then the comments that he didn't react quick enough then say he wasn't close enough is contradictory. It has to be one or the other.
I think Aguero was brilliant and not many defenders would have made much difference nor many goalkeepers for that matter.
I stand by my comment on Lovren in that instance, I didn’t think he reacted fast enough and Aguero got to the cross before him. Arguably Lovren slightly fell asleep as Aguero was on the he ground from the Van Dijk challenge just before, and he let him get away. Then the error was compounded because Lovren wasn’t tight enough, in my eyes. If the striker is on the run then fine, stand off a bit. But in this instance Aguero only had the tightest of margins to aim for, and if Lovren was tighter he would have blocked the shot.
Aguero is a world class striker and the goal was mostly down to his quality, but in looking at ourselves and what we could have done better, I thought Lovren could have done better.
Lovren also made several other mistakes during the game that almost led to goals.
He is a decent player, but not world class. He is very good for a 3/4 choice central defender, but Gomez is now comfortably better, and his career is just getting going. At Lovren’s age you don’t want any mistakes. He should be spreading calm. But it’s not there.