Liverpool have suffered a humiliating defeat away from dwelling of their Premier League conflict with Bournemouth this afternoon and Jurgen Klopp will probably be scratching his head following the poor efficiency from his aspect after beating Manchester United 7-0 simply six days in the past.
The Reds have missed out on one other alternative to shut the hole between themselves and the Champions League qualifying spots inside the highest 4 and will drop into sixth relying on Newcastle United‘s end result towards Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
The 1-0 defeat will probably be much more irritating for the supervisor, workforce, and supporters when contemplating the truth that Liverpool dominated possession (69%), had extra photographs heading in the right direction (6 v 2), extra huge probabilities created (4 v 2) and the next price of dribbles accomplished (67% v 48%).
Within the first half, Liverpool obtained off to a seemingly good begin and regarded assured within the last third and had loads of alternatives to hit the again of the online to no avail which in the end led to key gamers shortly switching off within the back-line and price the guests dearly when Philip Billing discovered the again of the online to offer Bournemouth the lead within the twenty eighth minute.
When the second half resumed so did the Merseysiders’ failure to get up from their torpid stoop however regardless of their poor efforts have been gifted a golden alternative to equalise when Adam Smith dedicated a handball foul contained in the field.
Liverpool’s 22-goal prime scorer this season, Mohammed Salah, stepped as much as tackle Neto from the penalty spot and utterly misfired which was the ultimate nail within the coffin of a massively disappointing show from Liverpool.
Certainly, there will probably be fingers pointed at a lot of completely different gamers with the standard of particular person performances from many on the ground, nonetheless, it was Harvey Elliott who discovered himself utterly out of his depth after being chosen by his supervisor to finish the midfield three within the beginning line-up on the Vitality Stadium.
How did Harvey Elliott get on vs Bournemouth?
The 19-year-old midfielder has turn into a daily characteristic and a trusted element in Klopp’s system over the season up to now and has been fearless developing towards a number of the tougher opponents over the previous few months, nonetheless, the teen struggled massively to carry again the stress Bournemouth utilized.
Over his 45-minute efficiency, the Liverpool ace – dubbed too “lightweight” by Liam Corcoran – was dribbled previous 4 instances, misplaced 100% of his duels mixed, and failed in 100% of his cross makes an attempt, in addition to making no tackles, dribble makes an attempt and key passes which led to the participant being hooked at half-time by his German coach.
The Anfield Wrap author Leanne Prescott took to Twitter to query Elliott’s choice alongside Stefan Bajcetic with the younger pair being relied upon to make the influence wanted to take all three factors from the conflict:
“Bajcetic & Elliott collectively felt like a threat of being outmuscled and that’s what we noticed.”
Her remark was backed up by the statistics, because the Englishman did lose all of his bodily contests, and the supervisor could also be questioning – with the advantage of hindsight – whether or not or not it was the best name to pick him.
With that being mentioned, Klopp was let down badly by the central midfielder and the German head coach could now resolve to depart the teen out on the subject of naming his subsequent XI.