While the first half of the game against Arsenal on Friday was an entertaining and exhilarating run of football, topped by a headed goal, of all things, from Philippe Coutinho, the second half was not one of the history books. The Reds conceded a two-goal lead in about five minutes, and suddenly, with no warning, found themselves trailing 3-2 to the home side.
This kind of capitulation has been sadly commonplace with Liverpool this season. If the team is electric going forward, then they’re the football equivalent of a hamster-powered generator in the back.
Andrew Robertson, Liverpool’s new left-back was disappointed in the way that Liverpool once again dropped two points on Friday.
“I think it’s one of disappointment [after] going 2-0 up and being pretty comfortable,” he told the official site when asked to sum up his feelings post-match.
“Then just a lapse in concentration let them back in the game and then we’ve had a whirlwind five minutes where we’ve completely collapsed, and we can’t do that. It’s happened a few times and we need to be more solid and unfortunately we weren’t.
“But then we’ve settled down again, got our breath back and we’ve bounced back. We played the better football, created a couple of chances and luckily we’ve got on level terms. We could’ve potentially won it in the end but I think we’re the most disappointed team.”
It seems it’s either blow out or blow up for Liverpool, who alternate between beating teams by three, four, or even seven goals and then losing the plot and allowing under-performing teams to nick a point away from them.
How about we all collectively agree that our New Years Resolution for 2018 will be to stop doing that second thing, eh?