Well, as week’s of football go, that was one to remember. And, unfortunately, not for the right reasons. Two good performances for the Reds: for sixty minutes against Leeds we looked in control, and then they took us apart creating the most big chances in a short space of time under Klopp’s tenure before equalising late on; the performance against the Magpies was much more dominant in all aspects, especially in the first half. And yet, once again, the nerves kicked in, or the tactical failings of being unable to keep the ball and see out a game, and we conceded right at the death. Even after a helping hand from VAR (who also failed to send off Fernandez for assault on Jota). According the FiveThirtyEight, the Reds’ Champions League hopes are now around a one in three chance, which seems a touch high.
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