Liverpool’s Bad Day At The Office

6 Dec

                                        Liverpool’s Bad Day At The Office

Liverpool looked to be cruising to another Premier League victory against Bournemouth after taking a 2-0 lead at half-time, then a 3-1 lead well into the second half, but disaster struck in the last 15 minutes as the Reds capitulated and lost the game 4-3.

A win would have put Liverpool only a point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, but the loss left them sitting in third place and shocked at losing from such a strong winning position.

Liverpool played well for the most part and dominated for large periods and should’ve put the game to bed, but I felt it was one of those games where substitutes changed the game and Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser turned the game when he was introduced in the 55th minute.

Seconds after coming on Fraser won his side a penalty after being brought down by Milner before scoring the hosts’ second goal that set them on the way to a remarkable comeback.

Matip was a massive miss in Liverpool’s defence and it was strange to see Lucas deputise once again instead of Klavan who is a natural centre-back.

Lovren was slated for his performance but it is difficult playing with a different defensive partner and he looked like he was trying to cover too much instead of doing his own job at times.

Mane’s pace for an outlet was missed when he came off.

Karius had an absolute shocker and was to blame for the second and fourth goals and looked shaky all day despite a terrific save at 3-3.

Klopp has a decision to make whether to keep Karius in goal or play Mignolet, personally, I think he’ll stick with Karius, and I think he should for now, but he needs to start showing why he is an upgrade on Mignolet soon, because I’ve not seen anything to suggest it so far.

I think Liverpool will bounce back from Sunday’s defeat and put it behind them because Klopp isn’t the type of man to dwell on disappointments.

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