Well, the ‘blip’ had to come, it’s just a shame it came in the way it did at Liverpool with our demise in this particular match with the ludicrous back pass from Kyle Walker which turned the game on it’s head.
For the first time in the match at that time we were in complete control, until Walker decided to commit the team into suicide. There was absolutely no reason for him to pass backwards – and saying that Lloris could have done better too – but what was Walker thinking?
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Walker is not the player this season that he was last. I have been very critical of his ‘non-crossing’ all season when we are attacking. I would think probably 90% of the time he turns back inside when he has a perfect opportunity to cross into the area, this giving the opposition time to get back in positions. I am not the only one, so many at WHL have said the same thing, He gets into the perfect crossing position, but instead of delivering, he stops, comes back inside and we lose momentum. It is a very frustrating part of his play.
So today, when he ‘crosses’ the ball in a backp-ass is unforgivable. He is still a quality defender who can, and hopefully will get better.
All I hope is that he has learned his lesson and doesn’t make more unforced errors that will cost us points.
We can really only afford a maximum of one more blip this season, but hopefully we wont need it and have had our blip now and can continue our quest for Champions League football.
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