Following Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat against Southampton yesterday, the Mirror runs an interesting editorial discussing Brendan Rodgers’ team-selection and tactical nous.
After an outstanding start to the new campaign, some Liverpool fans appeared to think this could be their season, but when I mentioned possible top four finishes and trophies others told me to hold my horses.
Now I know why.
Andy Dunn’s piece this morning talks of the differing opinions on a manager who started the season perfectly and yet yesterday made decisions for which “baffling” doesn’t quite do them justice.
Not that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet wants to dwell on things.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website after the match, he said, “We’ve got another game on Wednesday, when we can put things right straight away.
“Sometimes you have a disappointing result, but then you have to make sure the result and performance afterwards is back on top.”
The fact that match is a League Cup game at Old Trafford means the Reds players should not find it hard to motivate themselves.
And finally, after his less than impressive showing at full-back yesterday, Mamadou Sakho is also in the news for breaking gym equipment at the Reds’ training ground.
Although the Metro’s claim that the centre-back has been banned from using the equipment is surely a little wide of the mark; more likely he has been told to simply take it easy.
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