Liverpool showing some great
attacking signs in periods of the second half, there was a lack of
communication between the lines which was more evident when Arsenal pressed
high. Hence it would be better to give more emphasis on the negative than the
positive aspects of Liverpool’s game.
Problem on the flanks -
-Moreno woes defensively
Alberto Moreno started the new season as he ended the last one, horrendously. Early into the game he intercepts a pass to Walcott with his head only to assist Ramsey. Trying to make up for his mistake he rushes erratically out of position and tackles the Welshman. In this example he got out on top but his lack of discipline was not only highlighted on the penalty which he gave away minutes later but also…
is the one to
start the counter attack coping well with Walcott. After that his attacking mind
makes him go forward, miles away from the player he should be aware of.
Moreover, he is nowhere near the defensive line as he should; thus when Arsenal
get the ball back, Moreno
no matter how quick he is, he can’t catch the equally quick Walcott. Moreno
Statistics don’t lie.
ended the game winning just 50% of his tackles and 62,5% of duels. Is it time
for a new left back? Moreno
-Clyne steps out of position
Clyne was one of the most consistent players last season. However, in the second half and especially after the introduction of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he lost his concentration at times. In this case, he steps out of position meaninglessly trying to intercept a pass to Cazorla leaving Chamberlain behind him ready to make the run as he is onside.
Liverpool defend too deep -
As Arsenal attack mainly from the flanks the ball ends up to Santi Cazorla on the edge of the box. The space and the time which is given to him call for an easy try. The shot is made but the Spaniard doesn’t even hit the target. Regardless, at least one of
Liverpool midfielders should step out
to block his shot. Instead the only one to react quickly is Sadio Mane.
Attacking trio cooperates well +