I asked my friend one day: "If Arsenal play total football, what football does Liverpool play?"
He replied, "Standard."
This angered me to some extent, surely, the Comeback Kings play better football than just standard!!
However, after watching the match against Man City earlier this week, I realized how right he was. I mean, we were getting knocked around like we were a Division 3 team.
Players like Jovanovic and Lucas were getting manhandled by Toure and Richards, while Torres and Gerrard were kept quite upfront. I mean, how can we progress if every time we get the ball, we lose it to the opposition? That is not the Liverpool we have all come to love.
Even tonight in Romania, they scored in the opening four minutes, and it took us until the 85th minute to equalize.
We need better one-touch football, when Johnson gets the ball, he needs to pass it to one of the holding midfielders or Gerrard, not make continuous runs up the flank only to lose it in the process. I mean the first couple of times is fine, but on a regular, I don't think so, mate.
Lucas needs to be tougher with Mascherano on the move and Poulson in his 30s. Lucas is our only hope for the moment, but after his poor display against Tevez and Milner on Monday, I am surprised he is still able to walk. He needs to be tougher and more controlled in the middle.
Lastly, I hope Liverpool manages to win against WBA this weekend as drawing and losing mean the same things these days.