- May 24, 2007
Don’t bother with it. Neither side played poorly. Both we’re excellent. And that was the problem. Liverpool and City did such an effective job of controlling each other’s space and limiting their opportunities, it had the effect of cancelling each other out.I agree. Some of the commentary on the game I have seen is astounding. One piece claimed both sides played so poorly neither will ever have as good a chance of beating a rival as that. What? I think maybe just because of the identity of the sides and the football they are associated with the quality of the defensive play of both sides was down played. What I thought was remarkable was how good Bernardo Silva was in a deeper and central position. It's one thing to have adapted to the more central position in De Bruyne's absence from an attacking perspective. But that was a proper midfield performance yesterday.