Two goals from ex-Red Christian Benteke cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s superb free-kick and dented Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the Champions League.
As a Liverpool fan, you might be forgiven for being very rude to your girlfriend and her mother as I just was. Given that the mood of a weekend relies on the result of a Liverpool match, I can’t be blamed for my mood and neither can you.
If you had to film me and publish the footage without explaining that I was watching a football game, it might appear as if I am extremely prone to mood swings as mine swung hugely from when Coutinho struck his gorgeous free kick to when Benteke scored his second goal of the game.
Here’s the thing, though: I likely wouldn’t be so mad if the goals Liverpool conceded weren’t so avoidable.
Benteke scored two goals to come back and haunt Liverpool, and more specifically Klopp, who sold him in the summer.
His celebration, one of cold indifference, tells you everything you need to know about how he feels about the way he was eased out at Liverpool.
The 2-1 defeat has huge consequences for Liverpool’s Champions League desires with Manchester United snapping at the Reds’ heels. While the Red Devils still have the Manchester derby to take part in, having to rely on José Mourinho slipping up makes me feel uneasy.
Back to the drawing board for Klopp and co. with Watford expecting Liverpool at Vicarage Road on the 1st of May.