- Aug 26, 2014
This. Treating these goals like defensive mistakes lacks any sort of reasonable perspective and is basically just people being vindictive about a player they don't like.I don't even think he messed up. For the first goal Aguero was brilliant and I would put more blame on Becker for failing to cover his near post.
For the 2nd goal it was a superb run by Sterling, a brilliant finish by Sane and I don't think Lovren should be getting flak for that.
Especially on Aguero's goal you have give him incredible credit. He was fantastically clever to use his offside position to sneak up on Lovren's blindside. But even after getting to the ball, between Lovren and Alisson you would expect their positions to allow us to deal with whatever he wanted to do 19 times out of 20. He just walloped the skin off the ball though and it went in. Hats off to him. You just cannot rip your defense apart every time you concede a goal.