A mediocre midseason form continued as Liverpool were beaten 4-1 by league leaders Manchester City.
After an early penalty miss City opened the scoring through Ilkay Gundogan before the reds responded with a Mo Salah penalty of their own.
This is where the Reds good form continued as two blunders from Alisson provided City with two goals as Gundogan got his second and Sterling added a third. Phil Foden’s goal made it a rout and sealed the win for the Citizens.
The message from Trent Alexander-Arnold is a clear one. A heavy emphasis on a lack of excuses and an apology to the fans. Liverpools form need to pick up soon as they don’t want to risk getting into a top 4 dogfight.
Trent was one of the brighter performers today however that doesn’t excuse the rest of the teams performance.
The Skippers Verdict
Jordan Henderson’s message is that the next game is always the most important one. Never to dwell on the game that has come prior.
The skipper appeared very dejected at full time which suggests the lack of form is starting to take it’s toll.
The Liverpool Manager Reacts
It has taken the German head coach 205 games to lose back-to-back games as Liverpool manager.
That is no mean feat for a manager who is now in his sixth year of management at Anfield.
The 53-year-old did see positives in what is a unflattering scoreline for the Champions as they fall 10 points behind their North West rivals.
Klopp speaking to Liverpool’s official website, said: “Big parts of the game were really, really good.”
The Reds need to find some form with three huge clashes against Leicester RB Leipzig and Everton on the horizon. 9 points from 9 games simply isn’t good enough and the players will look to respond to this rot. Only time will tell.