1/3 ground duels won: Liverpool star badly let Klopp down v Brighton

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Fabinho has already received some stick for his involvement in Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against Brighton, though it’s arguably clear that critics should be looking in a different direction.

Posting only a single duel won (out of three attempted), according to SofaScore, Jordan Henderson failed to provide the defensive solidity some had hoped his return to the XI would bring down the right-hand side.

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Looking at the numbers registered by his fellow midfielders – Thiago Alcantara won nine of his 11 ground duels and Fabinho four out of four attempted – it’s not difficult to see where the Reds were struggling in particular.

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Again, we saw an opposition outfit successfully aim their attacks down the right flank, a reality hardly helped by the fact our skipper was struggling to defensively aid his teammates.

That’s not to claim that our holding midfielder was miles better, though it’s difficult to see how we’ll continue to ask Trent Alexander-Arnold to push high up the pitch without some kind of guarantee of defensive solidity in his vacated spot.

Of course, it would likewise be bordering on insanity to suggest the Scouser should be dropped given what he offers this Liverpool side in possession.

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  1. Klopp is now a disaster to the team,the way he is setting the team week in week out is a disaster to the team’s success. He seem to be proving that he is not that magician coach we thot he is.tactically lt clearly shows that he dont read a game..its the players who fights back,,,the way he panics,the substitutions he make,it has much to be desired.., Trent was struggling the whole match,Klopp did not see that,Henderson was out of the game bt he took long to see that,the introduction of his favorite madara Milner killed the rhythm of the game..that Milner of his nolonger suits the game plans,there was no need to replace Tsikamasi withat Madala..

  2. It’s a tough time right now, but this man has delivered every trophy available to us in his tenure at the club. He is due to be here for another 4 years,this one might not be for us, but we will be back.

  3. Milner should assume the roles of the likes of Adrian….we can’t expect him to change games…..i don’t understand klopp’s thinking around Milner..

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