Anfield was ‘really quiet’ during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Fulham this evening.
That’s the view of former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson. Watching the Reds labour to an uncurving win for BBC Sport, Robinson suggested that the atmosphere inside the crowd was all a little flat.
“It’s been a really flat second half. I think the first half flattered to deceive,” said the pundit during the second-half. “Anfield is really quiet and Liverpool have struggled to get that spark. They just need one more goal to put the game to bed.”
Liverpool just about do enough
Ultimately, Liverpool never got the second goal to put the game to bed, but in the end they didn’t need it. In terms of score-line, anyway.
As far as the atmosphere was concerned though, a doubling of Liverpool’s lead was badly needed. With the Reds struggling to create anything at all in terms of goal mouth action in the second-half, excitement was lacking.
The result was an instantly forgettable win, but an important one all the same.
In truth, what can the players really expect right now. Yes, Liverpool can mathematically still make the top four. But in reality, it isn’t going to happen.
All they’re playing for now is to finish as high as they can and to end the season on a positive note. For a crowd who have been used to lifting trophies at this stage of the campaign, that’s never going to be enough.
Still, a win is a win and Liverpool have another home game to look forward to on Saturday evening against Brentford. Hopefully things are a bit livelier in L4 as the Reds aim to stop the Bees doing a league double over them. Onwards.