Sunday, March 1, 2020

Liverpool Don't Win All the Time

A young Manchester United FC fan (right) who wrote a letter to Liverpool FC boss asking them to stop winning games had been left stunned after receiving a personally-signed letter from Jurgen Klopp. 

Schoolboy Daragh Curley from Donegal, Ireland penned the letter on January 24 to the German football coach as part of a school project. 

In his missive, the ten-year-old asked Klopp to take it easy on other teams. “Liverpool are winning too many games", he had lamented.

And the schoolboy even had the audacity to ask Klopp to make his team lose in the next match. But the last thing the ten-year-old expected was a reply from the Liverpool manager:

Well, Klopp did write: "Luckily for you, we have lost games in the past and we will lose games in the future because that is football".

He was damn right.  

Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a crashing halt yesterday as relegation-threatened Watford hit three past a lackluster Liverpool outfit. The Hornets were simply superb from start to finish. 

Admittedly, the Reds produced one of their worst performances in recent memory. 

Somebody had written that Liverpool’s winter break was seen as a great chance to recharge the batteries, returning in peak shape and ready for an onslaught across three competitions. Instead, the Reds’ rhythm has completely evaded them and they have been below-par in every match since reconvening. Hmmm, I agree too.

If the Norwich, Atletico Madrid and West Ham games were sloppy – this match dropped them to another level, with passes going astray, legs looking heavy and cohesion at a premium. 

This loss – the third defeat of the season in all competitions – should serve, as Klopp (left) says, the chance to learn and improve. 

Of course, this is not a result that is going to halt Liverpool's title charge with them 22 points clear at the top – but this was a game where they were embarrassingly outclassed. 

Watford came at them with a rapacious aggression and combative ferocity and they deservedly won.

Let's be honest, the Reds are still going to go down as one of the greatest teams ever. But I know everyone outside of Liverpool are so happy about this defeat because they can't bear us fans talking about going unbeaten for the rest of their lives!

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