Here is a summary of the morning Liverpool on Thursday 4 February.
Players’ rating after the weak Brighton defeat
Liverpool lost their second game in a row at home last night when Brighton won 1-0 at Anfield.
He was showing a flat attack from Reds, Roughly carbon of what happened two weeks ago against Burnley.
Juergen Klopp might have thought his team had returned to form after great performances and results against Tottenham and West Ham United recently, but Brighton’s low penalty kick frustrated the hosts.
Defending the Premier League title now appears to be a really difficult task KloppA team, given their recent home career, and Manchester City’s ongoing series of results.
xherdan Shaqiri He failed to replicate the look he showed against West Ham at the weekend – but he wasn’t the only one.
Roberto Firmino He’s been great in the last few games, but the Brazilian striker gave the ball away so often and never reached the center of the scoring.
Mohamed Salah It started out great – missed a big chance early on – but failed on a really disappointing night for the Reds.
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The obvious reds problem appears
Many experts and analysts may try to get their fingers crossed over what happened to cause Liverpool’s latest look, but the answer is really clear.
No team in the Premier League, not even Manchester City, can withstand the absences that the Reds have had to deal with this season and emerge as a truly strong team.
Liverpool weren’t good enough that night, but when Klopp took to the bench for the first time in the 64th minute, there wasn’t much of a “game changer”.
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The Reds have been one-dimensional in their last four matches at Anfield, and the crowd’s absence has clearly had an effect as well.
Manchester City come to Anfield on Sunday in a match that could all disqualify Liverpool from the title race this season.
Klopp has a strong record against Pep Guardiola and it may be a game that the City coach is usually afraid of due to the recent meetings between the two sides, but this match could not come at a worse time for the current champion.