Our bubble was slightly burst yesterday when a stubborn Crystal Palace, now officially our bogey side, beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.
Fans debated the performances of Liverpool players long and hard on Twitter after the game, and we reckon these 14 tweets are fairest in defining the individual contributions.
GK) Simon Mignolet – A shaky afternoon for the Belgian.
Bet Sakho was delighted Mignolet gave him the ball just after he’d gone down!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) November 8, 2015
DR) Nathaniel Clyne – Linked up with Ibe nicely.
Jordon Ibe and Nathaniel Clyne developing a real understanding on Liverpool’s right. Both causing the Palace defence problems. — Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) November 8, 2015
DL) Alberto Moreno – Always involved, needs better end product.
Alberto Moreno attempted 13 crosses BY FAR the most in the game by double. Completed 2 of them. #Poor
— Jurgen Brodinho (@Brodinho) November 8, 2015
DC) Martin Skrtel – Will now need to step up in Sakho’s absence.
DC) Mamadou Sakho – Let’s pray the Frenchman’s knee injury isn’t serious.
If sakho is out for long I will kill myself
— Nathan Owens (@NathanOwens777) November 9, 2015
MC) Lucas – Battled Cabaye well in the centre and skippered the side.
MC) Emre Can – Defensive mistakes made it an afternoon to forget for the young German.
Emre Can made three (Opta defined) defensive errors today – only 5 other players in the PL have made that many in total this season.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) November 8, 2015
AMR) Jordon Ibe – Arguably our best attacking outlet on the flank.
AMC) Adam Lallana – Pretty on the ball, but lacking in genuine end product, sadly.
@LFCMostar mate, have you got the lallana high ball control and cryuff turn? great moment that.
— 5at9aL G4h1r (@sattapaal) November 9, 2015
AML) Coutinho – Another goal for the Brazilian who’s enjoying playing under Klopp hugely.
Coutinho with 3 goals already under Klopp. He only had 3 in his last 17 games under Rodgers. — The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) November 8, 2015
FC) Christian Benteke – Struggled, but it’s important to remember he’s not yet fully fit.
Remember when our fans said Suarez wasn’t clinical enough? Don’t judge Benteke on one poor game, his goal record is very impressive.
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) November 9, 2015
SUBS: Dejan Lovren – If Sakho’s injury is serious, we badly need him to step up.
— Barry Devlin (@irishbazdev) November 8, 2015
Roberto Firmino – Very quiet off the bench.
— Rosstar (@no1confused) November 9, 2015
Divock Origi – Brought on to level the game, but gave the ball away.
Origi just walked into the palace player and then walked away without the ball.
— ri (@ThisIsntRiaz) November 8, 2015