Alot of people on twitter lauding the spirit to come back, yeah, it was good, but we shouldn't need to come back in the first place, we keep putting ourselves in these positions, right from the team selections. Emery continues to fuck us over with his starting XI, why is he so conservative?! Look what Ceballos did when he came on, injected us with that spark right from the off. Could you imagine Klopp going "Oh, I'm not going to start my most creative player today, I'll protect the back four with three DMs when we're at home and only go down the wings"?
I can understand that he wants a CM on either side to protect Maitland Niles and Kolasinac but still, no creativity in the middle before Ceballos. We should also have started Nelson and left Pepe on the bench to bring on, they'd have been terrified of his pace 60 mins onwards, Nelson is quick as fuck himself so he'd have been a better choice than Pepe.
As for the first goal, Xhaka and especially Sokratis attempted jump was pathetic, Kane (*word censored*) is surrounded by a CB and a DM yet he still wins the header, and as for Leno, fucking pathetic. He makes some really good saves but fucking hell he costs us so many times. There was a stat that since the start of last season, we've made 11 errors that lead to goals, and Leno is now responsible for 6 of them. He played over 250 games in the Bundesliga, how does he still make these mistakes? Is he Lehmann's brother?
I thought we'd lost it at the end when Sokratis put his hands on Kane, yes Kane slowed down and backed into him but Sokratis shouldn't be putting his hands on him, I thought that was it, Atkinson could have very easily given that, and talking of penalties, when is Leno ever going to save one?
Final thought, a player that no-one mentions; Winks. He's an arrogant little *word censored* even off the pitch, hate the little fucker.
Firstly, Ceballos was utter dogshite at anfield and there is no getting away from that - he is young and new to the league so we have to make allowances for that, but he never adjusted to the pace of the game last week and todays game was always going to be as fast. Ceballos was excellent when he came on for the last 25 minutes today when everyone else was slowing down - that is not a criticism of him, but is an acknowledgement that it is easier for him to come on fresh and dictate the game then.
Secondly, wtf are you talking about ? Have you watched many of the victims games ? They play 3 defensive midfielders (fabinho, Henderson and the dutch guy whose name I cant spell) in almost every game home and away
The victims always go down the wings and their main source of creativity is their full backs. I honestly don't mind you slating the team and manager over things, but don't slate our midfield and claim them to be not as creative as the victims cos that it utter dogshite.
Serious question here, so if I'm wrong then I apologise, but are you even a Gooner ? Stating that we should have started 2 players who were so shit last week is bizarre, and I don't know of even a single Gooner who thinks that nelson should have started ahead of pepe