Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge had his say on last night’s 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Anfield, which lifted the Reds to second in the Premier League table.
Aldridge says how he feels
Jurgen Klopp’s got themselves over the line against a tough and rugged Blades side who were not prepared to lie down on Merseyside.
The visitors took the lead in controversial circumstances as they were awarded a penalty following Fabinho’s challenge on Oliver McBurnie. VAR deemed it to be inside the box but replays showed that Mike Dean’s original decision of a free kick outside of the area was correct.
Nevertheless, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck to ensure that the Reds got back to winning ways after going two games without a win in the league (via Fotmob).
Jurgen Klopp could not hide his frustration after the full-time whistle after describing the first half penalty decision as yet another ‘injustice’, which came just a week after Jordan Pickford escaped punishment for his challenge on Virgil van Dijk.
Aldridge, who scored 63 goals from 104 games during his two-year spell at Anfield (lfchistory.net), spoke from his official Twitter account about the game as a whole and the penalty incident, with a hint of sarcasm coming from the former Republic of Ireland international.
Hard work made of the game tonight folks!but after another decision which I cannot fathom out(what a tackle)it’s not in the box🤔The lads showed great character👍🏻2nd in the table and we’ve been bang average 😉ynwa!
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) October 24, 2020
Room for improvement
Things may not be as bad as Liverpool fans first thought, as they sit close to the top of the table once again and their title challenge remains on course.
However, Aldridge is right. While it did appear that he was joking, Klopp’s team realistically need to be performing to a much higher standard if they want to beat the likes of Manchester City to the title once again.
It’s too early to figure out what course Liverpool will take with Van Dijk absent, but signing a defender in January would be a logical move. On another day, the Reds could have conceded two or three and may not get away with it in the future.
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