It was hard to watch and another reminder of how far we’ve fallen, but I won’t lose too much sleep over a defeat like this when their substitute, Fabinho, cost about as much as our entire starting line up (£45m).
On paper we probably have one of the three worst squads in the league, and we were up against a Liverpool side currently outperforming Man City – and one of the best attacking sides in Europe. Considering we were forced to start the likes of Joselu and Hayden, it was always going to be one sided, wasn’t it.
No one expected us to get a result at Liverpool today, but it was a little frustrating that we’ve shot ourself in the foot for two of their four goals – something we’re doing a little too often at the moment (although Dummett’s penalty was debatable).
Performance wise, Lascelles looked shaky once again and Joselu was absolutely woeful. Ritchie put in some great crosses down the left, Diame did well in a thankless task in the middle and Fernandez, Yedlin and Dubravka did decent jobs given what they were up against.
Here’s how the table now looks after today’s results:
Burnley were slaughtered 5-1 at home to Everton, Huddersfield lost convincingly at Man Utd, Fulham lost a lead to draw at home to Wolves in the early kick off and Cardiff managed a point away to Palace – so elsewhere things could’ve gone worse.
Now the tough run begins – with us set to play 5 games against the ‘big six’ in our next 7 games:
- Watford (A)
- Man Utd (H)
- Chelsea (A)
- Cardiff (H)
- Man City (A)
- Tottenham (A)
We move on to Waford away on Saturday – a game we could do with getting something from given the fixtures we’re set to face.