One point felt like a defeat on Saturday when Liverpool failed to capitalize on both their Anfield advantage and a 10-man Chelsea. The second half of the match was 45 minutes of agony as every player pushed to get the winning goal that never came. Instead of extending their winning streak, the Reds head into the international break on the back of a deflating draw.
Trent Alexander-Arnold shared the frustration of all of us as he looked back on the match in a post-match interview.
“At Anfield, [Chelsea] playing half the game with 10 men, it has to be, no matter who you’re playing against. It’s disappointing to come away with only a point,” he admitted.
He went onto say that the team should have done more on the day, something every fan went hoarse screaming in the stands or on their own couches, annoying their pets and neighbors.
“Over the period of the second half it was frustrating to see them going down, wasting a bit of time – that’s what you expect from any team with 10 men,” Alexander-Arnold continue. “But we needed to create a few more chances out there. With the possession that we had, we could have killed the game off and won that game. But it’s disappointing really, to be honest.”
This was Liverpool’s first slip up of the season. In their first three matches, they’ve only allowed in one goal while scoring six of their own. Unfortunately that one goal was enough to deprive them of two points and their perfect record.
They’ll have to wait until September 12th against Leeds United to regain some of their lost momentum.