Dejan Lovren got a yellow card for a completely fair challenge in the first half, but Paul Pogba was somehow not punished for this assault on Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson.
Not only should he have been booked for the hand-ball which earned us a penalty, but he should have at least seen a yellow for this off the ball ‘tackle’ on Henderson.
Our skipper dominated the world’s most expensive in the first 45 though, proving how important Henderson is to our team.
It’s fantastic to have him back.
— Anderson FC (@FutbolChief) January 15, 2017
The team will get just two full days to rest before they make the long trip down to the south coast for their FA Cup Third Round replay against Plymouth.
Klopp picked the youngest lineup in Liverpool’s history when the sides met at Anfield, and he might have to make changes again to rest his players who are challenging on three fronts.
The top of the league is getting tighter by the game. All the sides who think they’re challenging to catch Chelsea at the top might also be in danger of dropping out of the top four, as happened to Manchester City this weekend.
They also find themselves a goal down in their two-legged League Cup semi-final against Southampton, with a game at Anfield to come in which they’ll be expected to turn the tie around.
It will stretch the clubs resources to the maximum, and should the right player be available in the market then making sure they’re signed could determine Liverpool’s fortunes come May, especially in the league.