Well it has been a few days since the Brighton game and I need to post this. This is not a match report and is just my view on how I would improve on the performance.
When the lineup was shown I thought great Bellamy, he will work well with Maxi, Kuyt and Saurez, which did happen. I had reservations though as we had Spearing and Lucas in Midfield and shown as a 4-4-2. Personally I think the days of 4-4-2 are over, it tends to be 3 up front these days, either with 3 strikers or 1 forward +2 wingmen/forward.
For us though, it was just a case of picking Kuyt, Saurez, Maxi, bellamy and letting Lucas and Spearing share going forward. There was no formation to this, it was good old fashioned LFC find the space, pass and move. It was great for 20 odd minutes and here is the but, we started dropping deep, allowing Brighton to play from back. I’m in no doubt if we had kept pushing up as a unit we would have had nice brace goals. Give credit to the Brighton players though for having a go, playing football and giving us the wobbles. A more confident lIverpool would not have let them into the game and finished them of by half time.
My reasoning for the dropping deep as the cause of our midweek battle, is that during that first quarter we could see our attack surround and get in the box, by midway of the second half we had crosses come in and no one in the box.
Lets urge our boys forward when we lose the ball, pressure the opposition and don’t let them play their way out, make it hard.