1) One of those days… again?
How do you have a front line consisting of Salah, Firmino, Mane and Coutinho yet fail to be clinical? It’s amazing isn’t it, you’re sat there thinking “you know what would be perfect here? An in-form Peter Crouch.” Ok maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but you get the jist, this side needs a true finisher. It’s ridiculous and it makes zero sense why we should struggle in front of goal but Liverpool definitely need to work on nailing home a result.
We were all over Spartak for the majority of the game and some of the chances were agonising to watch when they failed to pay off. Part of me felt as though having Sturridge on the field helped with the more direct opportunities but then even he fluffed a couple of options.
It’s just so frustrating because while this was definitely “one of those days” you can’t keep having “those days” and certainly not in the Champions League.
2) Karius should have got there?
It’s probably harsh because it was a decent free kick but he’d done all the hard work, he was practically there yet somehow failed to save the effort.
Would Migs have saved it? Who knows but I know who I prefer between the sticks at the moment and it’s not Loris.
3) Coutinho delivers
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Any murmurs of letting him rot in the reserves have all but died out now. Where would we be without him? He had a fabulous game on Tuesday night not only via his link-up play and great goal thanks to an assist from Mane but also when tracking back in defence.
4) Firmino sub?
Many on Twitter raised this and I have to agree. What exactly did Firmino do to deserve to play the whole 90 minutes? He’d of been my first sub, to be honest, but for some reason, Klopp decided to take Mane off first.
Klopp sometimes baffles me with his substitutions not only his choices but also timings. I just don’t think he currently uses them to make maximum impact, Sturridge was a strong move but the wrong player was taken off. On another day though Studge would have found the net and we wouldn’t even be discussing subs. Football’s a funny game eh?
5) Is a draw in Russia enough?
Prior to kick off and when finding out who was in the group you’d probably say yes but having watched how much pressure we piled on last night? No, I don’t think it is good enough, we should have got all three points there.
It’s not the end of the world and by no means does it mean we’re down and out but that simply had to be a win last night, to walk away with a point after all that pressure? Proper annoying.
The Reds never like to make it easy though do they? Especially in the Champions League, there’s always got to be a bit of drama.
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Source: The Liver Bird