Liverpool would be foolish to expect elite performances from Diego Godín, whose career has been in sharp decline since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Godín was like a deer caught in the headlights as Barcelona ran rampant over Atletico Madrid in a 5-0 win last season.
In a 4-1 defeat to city rivals Real Madrid, Godín committed an error that led to a goal. He was later shown a red card and misplaced 67 percent of his passes. His performance in the second 4-1 defeat to Los Blancos didn't inspire confidence, either.
In a 3-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao, he was man-handled by Fernando Llorente, who scored twice.
When Apoño scored the 95th-minute winner from 12 yards out for Zaragoza, it was Godín's decision to bring down Hélder Postiga with a minute left, which led to Atlético Madrid's dramatic loss.