I don't think I'll rate the players today. Too hard.
First half was actually very good. Only criticism is that we didn't have the killer instinct or urgency to finish the game off while we were on top. It's what all the top teams do and at the moment we're guilty of scoring 1 or 0 goals in our good periods of games. That must change.
Then first half of the second half I can't even remember anything about it. We just sleep walked it. Felt like we were waiting for the game to end. A lot of that is down to the system change, but also you feel the players were mentally frail. It seemed like they didn't want to be out there, couldn't wait for it to just be over.
After that it was just car crash stuff. Compounded our errors by losing our heads, embodied by Soyuncu in his reaction to the second goal going in.
We're too nice as a team. We need to get more nasty. Liverpool have been so successful because Klopp accepts nothing short of 100%. Go and get a goal. Don't stop til you get the next. And the next. Go on, get more. If it doesn't work out like that you've got nasty fvckers like Fabino to take the sting out of the game with clever fouls, and can you imagine Van Dijk or Henderson getting nervous? Of course not.
That's the difference. Hate to say it but that comes from the manager. Can't see it changing.