Ever since Virgil got injured Liverpool football club has been struggling defensively, more especially in the English premier league. The darby that played on the 20th of February proved that when the reds lost the clash against the Everton blues. The lineup was Allison keeping the goalposts, Trent Alexandre Arnold was doing the Job as the right-back, as usual, Andy Robertson played number left-back, Jordan Henderson and Azan Kobak were central defenders for the game because Fabinho is still injured Joe Gomez still unavailable same as Van Dijk. The partnership between the two defenders that played is still new.
The middle position was played by Curtis Jones, Gini Wijnaldum, and Tiago Alacantara who made a lot of Liverpool fans excited when he was signed to the team from Baryen Munich. The striking force was Mohammed Salah on the right-wing position who has a lot of speculation about him staying or leaving the club, The left-wing is position was Sadio Mane who did not show any good performance who seems unhappy at the club right at this moment, The number nine false position was played by Bobby Firmino.
The Gap left by the best defender in the world could be felt at Anfield last night, "Van Dijk is not yet fit to play" That statement breaks a lot of people's hearts because the team has created a dependency on one player. Klopp needs to come up with a brand new strategy of playing, the four, three, three style does not work anymore without their star players on the pitch. Twitter people had this to say about the loss, "We had Lundstrom sent off for a very similar tackle at Brighton. exactly the same tackle pretty much that has ended Van Dijk's season. Both not even a card. Anywhere else on the field or on the keeper himself and I’m 100% they get a red. And to say it’s a 50/50 isn’t that very tackle" Sam Hughesman on his post, "
"Criticizing the strength in depth of Liverpool's squad is nonsense any club who misses their best 4 center backs for long periods would struggle Liverpool still without Matip Fabinho Gomez and Van Dijk add in an injury for Henderson today injury to for Jota no wonder they have," Kyle Utterson wrote on his Twitter. Looking at the game as a whole it was thrilling and entertaining with Richarlison opening the scoring in the early opening minutes of the game.
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