Liverpool’s opening half of action against Chelsea was a fair reflection of where the Reds found themselves for much of their pre-season preparations.
It was all happening for Jurgen Klopp’s men going forward, and the visitors were, in truth, unfortunate to be denied a two-goal cushion ahead of the hosts’ comeback through Axel Disasi.
The Merseysiders’ clear need wasn’t lost on Sky Sports’ Melissa Reddy, who pointed out on X that it proved both outfits’ ongoing need for a quality holding midfielder.
This game is doing a great job of showcasing why Liverpool and Chelsea are willing to pay British record money for Moises Caicedo. All offensive vibes, no proper midfield protection
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 13, 2023
Where Moises Caicedo will end up remains a source of great consternation for both sets of fans in light of a vast multitude of conflicting reports on the matter.
Regardless of whether or not our opportunism pays off, our next move following the game against Chelsea should be an obvious one: sign a holding midfielder at all costs.
Otherwise, it’ll be a lottery every fixture to determine the resulting scoreline, which hardly screams of a team destined for the top four spots.