Liverpool were shocking tonight against Swansea, lacking quality in the final third and conceding a sloppy goal from a set-piece against the worst side in the Premier League.
Having just won 4-3 against Manchester City last week, it’s all the more demoralising.
Swansea’s manager Carlos Carvajal used clever tactics and got lucky, but all in all, his side probably deserved the three points.
In his post-match interview, the Spaniard, who wasn’t in charge over Christmas when we thumped them 5-0, used a clever analogy to explain how his team won.
Carvajal said Liverpool are such a good footballing side that he needed to put us in a horrible, ugly match, not allowing us to press and win the ball high – equivalent to a Formula One car in central London traffic.
It worked, to be fair.
Carvajal: If you put a Formula One car in London at 4PM, in traffic, it won't run very well. That's what we did to Liverpool.
We played one, two touch so we couldn't get pressed. We played out wide. This is not how I want to play, but circumstances meant I had to.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 22, 2018