thr plan against the ‘top six clubs plus West Ham, wolves and everton’ is not to lose (especially away from home).
The plan was to survive the initial onslaught that was likely given the circumstances of franks first home game.
Agree that we rode our luck early on. we made tactical changes which gave us forward impetus second half.
Rodgers is a pragmatist- he isn’t a gambler. He isn’t Kevin keegan .....he wants to be a winner. In his world, you concede no goals and that gives you the best chance of winning. Worst way you take a point. Against a competitor that’s a bigger tick on the pragmatic side.
planning for yesterday wasn’t so easy considering the players probably didn’t all come in for training until Thursday and they travelled up to Manchester fri pm. And yes, Pogba didn’t play but would we have planned for that weak yanited side? V unlikely, especially given what I wrote above re BR’s approach.
Small margins again - madders chance early on goes in and it’s such a different game. Cags doesn’t make a silly challenge and that game would easily end 0-0 and there would be far more chances for us to get beyond their lines second half as they would feel the need to push on more.
given how little they created, you couldn’t say that Rodgers approach failed - we got sucker punched by a pen and Brendan will really not be pleased about that.
We we shouldn’t have lost yesterday ..... most of you think we should have ‘gone for it’ but that simply isn’t the managers style. expect the same next Saturday and again at Anfield.