Frustrated, deflated and fucking annoyed.
Give credit to West Ham, they defended well. But I want to see some anger, needle and if I’m being honest, I want to see the players get fired up. I’m not questioning their desire of commitment but you’ve got to be more ruthless in mentality and physically when challenging for a title.
As always, it’s fine if you don’t agree with the ratings. Give me yours in the comments below.
Alisson – 5
Didn’t have much to do in truth. A few saves to make from range but nothing special.
Milner – 5.5
Was always going to struggle against Anderson. Bombed up and down the wing as much as possible but he was fucking goosed by the end. Are we expecting too much from him playing him at right back? Or do we just miss Trent?
Matip – 6
Sound at times, a few mazy runs again but also times where he gave the ball away needlessly. Like many others. Some decent passing to cut out the midfield and a bit of a shithouse yellow card to stop a West Ham break.
Big Virg – 6
Not his best, but certainly not shite. Made some crucial blocks, headers and interceptions. But that’s what we expect from him. Just lacked another 35-yard strike to fall to Origi or Mo.
Robertson – 5.5
Hasn’t been allowed the space or time when attacking in recent games. Having said that there were plenty of times he was free and he wasn’t given the ball. Again I don’t think he was shite, just couldn’t play to his strengths.
Fabinho – 6.5
Felt sorry for him to be honest. We know he plays much better playing with Gini or Hendo along side him. West Ham passed him by in the first half, he lacked the support. Much better in the second half when he was on the ball.
Keita – 7
Dispossessed too easily for me. I know he’s only little but I thought we were buying a bastard. Allowed the game to drift away from him. Second half he was coming much deeper for the ball and making some encouraging runs.
Lallana – 7
For all the fume before the game I thought Adam was alright. Showed his quality in the build up to the goal, even if Milner was offside. It was filth. Lack of game time finished him off.
Mane – 7
Took his goal really well but we didn’t create much after that. Dropped deeper to force another but ended up running into the West Ham defence.
Salah – 6.5
Showed glimpses of his brilliance shimmying between the West Ham defence, some good link up play but needed something special from him tonight. Wasn’t to be.
Firmino – 5.5
Just not the Bobby we know. Frustrating to watch. Decision making and passing was just off tonight.
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