Completely. No composure, conceding the cheap free kicks Burnley is trying to draw, crossing it into the likes of Origi and Oxlade-Chamberlain against a team of giants... Klopp used a 4-1-2-1-2 / midfield diamond against teams like this when Coutinho was in the team to break them down, I can't for the life of me figure out what the benefit is of continuing to go 4-3-3 with crosses from the wingsBurnley deserve it. We all knew the game plan. Liverpool have played into their hands.
Yup.Liverpool look tired. Mentally and physically.
This is a simplification by way of using a couple of stats in a small sample that don't really reflect what's happening during the games. XG is a fine stat for stat people, but it doesn't tell you a whole lot about what happens in a match. A goal opportunity where the keeper makes a great save is not the same thing as a goal attempt where the player totally fuckin baffies it or skies it or misses the target by by 10 feet...which we're seeing too much ofEh, Liverpool are mostly fine. Their xG in the last five matches by understat is 6.99 - 4.33. Their actual GD from those games is 1-2. Even the best teams have stretches where they don't cream everyone every game. Liverpool had a bunch of them last year. What made Liverpool's season so remarkable last year is that they had a bunch of games like this where the played only slightly better than or about even to their opposition but they won all of those matches anyway. This year they aren't getting those breaks. It happens.