Thought I saw a number of positives in the Man City game, not saying we were all that great still, but if we played with that effort against Norwich the result would have been very different.
We've been without key players in a number of different matches since Christmas and had a difficult run of fixtures but I think the difference between us now and then is we're not being ruthless and playing with high intensity against the kind of opponents we should be expecting to beat. We were giving the opposition no time on the ball even in their own half at one point, forcing mistakes. Now we seem to be taking all the speed out of our attacks by playing 25 passes when we win the ball and letting them get back into defensive positions
But I think we have to look at this as a long term project. Took Klopp 3 or 4 seasons to get things right (last season they were arguably as good as this season). We may have to accept it'll be steps forward 1 step back until the players are in place to match the style we are trying to play.
People say opposition are sussing us out, but I think there is more to it than that. On the pitch I dont think we are playing to the standard we were but I think this is because we're continuously trying to evolve the way we play on the pitch and think Rodgers is trying to develop a style so we can control the game against the majority of opponents.
I just hope this run of games gets Top and Rudkin ready to finance players who'll help improve us fornnext season and help us realise our long term ambition in the summer, because I think the potential is there for a sustained European challenge in seasons to come, but we desperately need (among other things) someone to finally fill that Marhez shape hole on our right wing.