It was a disappointing day all round for Liverpool, as we were held at West Brom just hours before Manchester City’s late winner against Aston Villa opened up a seven point gap between us and fourth place.
After winning just one of our last four league games, on top of exiting the FA Cup at the hands of Villa last weekend, serious questions are beginning to be asked, with concerns raised over our prospects next season.
At the risk of getting you further caught up in yesterday’s doom and gloom, here are five things we learned:
5) Players need to know their positions
What formation have we been playing in these last two games? Is it 3-4-3, 3-5-2, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, or even 3-6-1? Fluidity and versatility is all well and good but players need to have an understanding of their position and their role within the team. The likes of Sterling and Can have been moved around so much this season that it must be hard for them to know whether they’re coming or going. We need to be more concise in our thinking.