The Reds are in a terrible situation and Brighton managed to do so with relative ease against Liverpool who appeared to be moving slowly.
Liverpool fell at Brighton on Saturday, extending their losing skid in the Premier League. The lads failed to score a goal in 90 minutes because they were out of their element.
Goalkeepers & Defenders
Alisson on his haunches after giving up a goal that should have been prevented is a heartbreaking image for Liverpool, but it’s happening more frequently. The goalie made a few straightforward saves, but he was also defeated three times as he tried to control a back line that was, to put it mildly, disorganized.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (4/10)
When Kauro Mitoma strolled by him on an attempt at a block tackle at one point in the second half, Alexander-Arnold didn’t make much of an effort to hunt him down. His only redeeming qualities were a few of his signature crosses, one of which almost set up Cody Gakpo for a goal in his debut. He was too frequently out of place defensively and too soft in the challenge.
Joel Matip (1/10)
It’s unclear what precisely occurred to Matip throughout the buildup, but given how strange he appeared right afterwards, there must be a reason. The room behind him throughout a terrible 68-minute performance gave Brighton a path to victory.
Ibrahima Konate (6.5/10)
Choosing a Man of the Match after that performance may seem in terrible taste, but Konate stood head and shoulders above every other player, even his fellow defenders. He had too much work to do throughout Matip’s horrorshow, and Joe Gomez’s arrival didn’t really help.
Andy Robertson (5/10)
Robertson was a willing runner and a player who made an effort to play defense, but he wasn’t at his best. He finished the game with three completed tackles, trailing only Konate’s five, although he always tried to push Liverpool up the pitch.
He lost track of how many of his “trademark” hoofed balls he made over the top against Brighton. repeatedly turned the ball over—only once this season has a poorer passing accuracy (76.3%) been recorded—and created nothing productive.
Another horrible game for Fabinho in a dreadful season. He appears utterly flustered. Substituted with 30 minutes remaining. How long ago we should have signed someone to rotate with him. Despite being 29 years old, he has the appearance of a midfielder who has played too much football. His performance was horrible in Saturday’s Brighton Liverpool match.
Unexpectedly being assigned to the No. 10 position, this was a managerial blunder that failed miserably. It became worse when the one guy in midfield who could generate anything was moved into the attack. Lately, he appeared worn out. It makes sense because he has been playing on his own for the past three weeks in midfield.
Mohamed Salah (4/10)
It’s hard to think that a year or two ago, he was considered as the finest player in Liverpool if not the world. Like the rest of this club, he appears to be a shell of his former self. He didn’t appear to be even the slightest bit inclined to take the rare opportunity he did have.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (3.5/10)
Squandered what was perhaps his finest opportunity against Brighton, a five-yard header from Trent’s cross. A player who is obviously not up to the standards of a team like Liverpool, yet they have allowed him to run out his contract and depart for free.
Cody Gakpo (6/10)
He is now making his Premier League debut with this group. He must be perplexed about what he has actually entered. had just 11 touches in the first half as a whole, but right after the 20-minute mark, he managed to get off the first meaningful shot. Can’t be held responsible for this because he arrived into a complete shitshow.
Naby Keita (5/10)
A midfielder who, at this point, ought to be starting.
Harvey Elliott (5.5/10)
Attempted to make things happen but was overshadowed. Not sure exactly what he contributes?
Ben Doak (5/10)
The 17-year-old put in a lot of effort in a new position on the left, but the situation prevented him from standing out.