This latest result led Alan Shearer to rip into Liverpool.
He said: (36:43) “They’ve got problems all over the pitch, not scoring goals, no creativity; dreadful at the back, all over the place at the back but the most alarming thing for me would be the lack of intensity, lack of energy and pace to their game.
“We associate Liverpool with pressing in threes and fours but look at them.”
“You cannot play a high line when there’s no pressure on the ball, and too many times there isn’t with Liverpool; they’re not working as a team, at times it’s like walking football.”
Do you agree with Shearer?
Yes, that is the worst thing
No, other things are worse
TIF Thoughts on Shearer’s view on Liverpool…
From the footage that accompanies Shearer’s comments, you can see just how easy it was for Fulham to take their time with passes and play balls over the top.
Liverpool barely pressed Scott Parker’s men in either half judging by the footage that Match of the Day 2 showed, and that is a far cry from Jurgen Klopp’s ‘heavy metal football‘, which had become the way the Reds played in games.
Shearer is right to be concerned, and we hope that the Reds find some way to turn this around in the remainder of the season.