Liverpool threatened to turn their form around last week. The Reds won 3-1 twice in four days in London. We were buzzing for the Brighton game. The Reds were meant to go storming on. Then it was the same old story. However, Liverpool injuries mean that the Brighton result isn’t a disaster, it’s natural.
This week saw a performance typical of Liverpool this year.
The Reds had all of the ball but could do nothing with it.
The visitors had the blueprint for how to not lose against this makeshift side.
The Seagulls came to Anfield and sat deep, breaking when they could and hoping to nick a goal.
Eventually they scuffed one into the net in the second half and the game may as well have ended there.
Seven reasons why it isn’t a disaster
Whilst it may be frustrating, heartbreaking even to see the Reds so limp, the result isn’t a disaster.
There are seven reasons why the result isn’t a disaster: Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.
Six of the players listed are injured and the captain was dragged out of his influential position in the midfield.
When the injury crisis began in the Autumn people expected the wheels to come off.
The injury crisis has only worsened and yet the Reds were still in the title race.
No side can be in a title race when six of their starting XI are injured or out of position.
Diogo Jota was our leading light at the end of the season, we haven’t seen him in two months.
When players start returning to the fold we will see a much different Liverpool side. Just get top four and we’ll go again next season.