A bit harsh to criticise Emery's tactics. He went too defensive and held Liverpool at bay until matip piled through for a headed goal from a corner.
We got through twice before their first goal and should have been level at half time. Cellabos struggled in the wide position but after last week v Burnley he deserved to start. I would've gone with out strongest 3 up front and left Xhaka on the bench. Hopefully, Holding, Bellerin and Tierney will be fit ny the time they visit us and I think we'll do them at home.
Considering Liverpool haven't lost since Palace beat them in march 2018, some 44 matches ago and they are on their best run of games since 1990, aren't we being a bit harsh on the team on this occasion?
We are still building and our best defenders aren't fit we are where Liverpool were in 2016/17.
There's 35 games to go and this is by far and away the toughest away game we'll play in the league. It's over and done with early.
I'll retract my earlier comment about tactics. I've had a chance to watch the match and Emery literally played to liverpools strengths. This is why I normally avoid talkshite commentary. They were praising Emery's tactic and not in an ironic way. Really disappointed with the way the team was set up. We did not give ourselves a chance.