Shaqiri was awful when he came on against ChelseaShaqiri or Fabinho. Im surprised he didnt start Fabinho over Milner or Gini who are being overplayed.
Likewise why is Shaqiri not starting over Salah?
Dangerous game not playing form players, and Salah is bang out of it and Shaqiri isnt. Agree with other comments in here, give Salah time at the end vs tired defenders. He was a liability tonight.
i don't subscribe to that whole line of thinking. It's basically saying that the only way to the title is via path X. The only certainty for winning the title is to win more points than your opponents. Anything else is just using history to say it has to be done that way. Also, I'm sure when people use that line (getting results from poor performances) probably have Man U in their heads. In those seasons they probably won less than a handful of games when playing poorly. Sure those additional points in those few games they probably shouldn't have won probably were the difference in winning the league and not, but it didn't define them. The other 33+ games they played brilliant football.Had we nicked a point this thread would have been full of "getting points while not playing well is the sign of a great side" posts. There are fine margins between that and what really happened.
Well it seems we've gone from winning, to winning ugly, to getting lucky, to losing in a very deserving way.....................we do need a wake up call. But we've not been thrashed yet. Hope thats not to come on Sunday or else it will be meltdown, a review of the summer transfer business, the failure to sign Fekir or a suitable alternative, Klopps in game mis-managment, et al the list would go on.Hopefully it is the kick up the arse they need. The media can stop blowing smoke up our arse too. Then we can get back to what we were doing last season.
Absolutely it was shit - but some of the comments/reaction are a bit over the top - obviously that's my opinion and others will feel that the level of reaction is justified. Just think that comments about how we are missing pieces to the puzzle, poor manangement etc are overblown, and it was more a case of bad day in the office.It was a shit performance, I think that's all anybody is saying.
There might be something in it but it could be that it needs a lot more support now to hold it in place etc. It will have lost a lot of strength etc.Noticed the photos of Mo handing his shirt to Chancalotti, with dressing on shoulder...Is he still injured...or even had a 'secret' op....the plot thickens!!!
These two are linked, they play on the same side of the pitch. Had Salah done his defensive work adequately, TAA would have had less problems when being 2v1. Reversely, had TAA been able to charge forward and interact well with the Egyptian, everything would have been that more simple for the latter.(...)
Two players concern me most at the moment. Salah looks like a shadow of himself.... He is either not fully fit or his confidence is shot or for some strange reason, not trying as hard.
The other lad not impressing is TAA... Looks all over the place. Seems to have lost his concentration and is not doing the simple things well. That was why he excelled last season. He needs to refocus.....
Totally agree about the defence and the issues with our front three. As I said on another thread Mo will find his shooting boots he just needs time. In regards to Spurs I've always believed they're massively overrated as is Poch, now they have an injury crisis when lo and behold every football fan and his dog was questioning why they hadn't strengthened in the summer.Absolutely it was shit - but some of the comments/reaction are a bit over the top - obviously that's my opinion and others will feel that the level of reaction is justified. Just think that comments about how we are missing pieces to the puzzle, poor manangement etc are overblown, and it was more a case of bad day in the office.
The main reason I'm relaxed - we were solid defensively, and we know the front three are not quite up to scratch. The final calming thing for me is that Klopp recognised the team played poorly, and not to plan, resulting in this defeat - polar opposite to Poch at Spurs who's come out praising the Spurs performance when they've lost 4-2 at home.