I’d like to think that Liverpool are on the verge of something very big. I’d really like to think so. Here’s why:
Last 3 Liverpool Fixtures |
Two 2-2 draws with Arsenal and Manchester City respectively. Both of which we had long spells of which we dominated. In the case of the Arsenal match, they stepped it up a gear and snatched a point. Manchester City nicked a point thanks to a moment of madness and brilliant to culminate in their equaliser. That is my frank assessment of those two matches.
And our defeat to WBA? Let’s just say that it has been the story of our season. Plenty of shots, no goal. Opponent attacks, they score. On the 77th minute, we could have gone in front. A penalty for captain Steven Gerrard. Great save. In real terms, although it hurts our goal difference, it was a 1-0 loss which became 2-0 because we were putting everyone forward. We took 25 shots! A stark contrast to West Brom’s measly 5 shots – which meant they had a 40% shot to goal conversion rate.
There’s More To See From Coutinho |
Perhaps not the dream debut that Coutinho was imagining when he signed for Liverpool FC, but there’s so much more to expect from this young lad. Had a short but fairly convincing cameo against West Brom to try and start justifying his price tag, and that’s nice to see.
Looks like a really talented lad, and I hope I see much more of him in the future.
We Need to Sort Reina Out |
Earlier in the season there were whispers that Pepe Reina’s poor form was down to not having a goalkeeping coach etc. But we need to sort Pepe Reina out. He has been arguably our worst performer from the past 3 matches (if not the season) and needs to get his head in the game. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Liverpool need more adequate cover for Pepe Reina – whether it be for injuries or just so there is a bit of rotation when he hits a tough patch of form.
According to WhoScored.com ratings, Reina has collected a rating lower than the average team rating in each of the past 3 matches, with him earning the tag of worst performer on the pitch in the Manchester City game, and the second biggest culprit in Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of West Brom.
Rodgers needs to quickly decide whether to make that signing or to retain his trust (or at least sort the Spaniard out) in him.