FOAR Readers Have Their Say on Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
Voice of the Fans
The team at Fields of Anfield Road are always keen to engage in discussion and debate with our readers and fellow Liverpool fans. That’s why we sent the call out on Twitter for supporters to DM us and share their thoughts on the game. The responses came from far and wide, and we’ve included the best ones below. Thanks to everyone who got involved, we’re looking forward to even more responses next time! Please remember to be respectful of the views of those who contributed and let’s keep the debates friendly.
Aaron from Liverpool – @aaronthomsonn
“A funny game with so much to summarise in only 100 words. Mane’s goal obviously should’ve counted. With VAR, it stands, but I’ll leave that discussion for another day. Both teams created a lot of openings and could’ve had multiple goals. I thought Trent was abysmal, but I expected that due to the controversial week he’s had in the spotlight.
“I also thought both ‘keepers were at fault for the goals. Allison should’ve done all he could to get back in his goal when he had the chance; might be harsh, but that’s just my opinion. All in all though, it’s a decent point at one of the hardest places we’ll go this season. We’ve been to Chelsea, Spurs, and Arsenal, and have come away with 5 points, so all things considered, we should be thinking positively.”
A strange game indeed, but definitely an entertaining one. Aaron’s absolutely spot on about Mane’s goal, and Trent’s performance was certainly disappointing. Do you think Aaron’s being too harsh on Alisson though? Or do you agree that the Brazilian should’ve done better?
Elijah from Uganda – @njawuzi03
“This was the type of game that’s made for ‘Captain Hendo’. We needed his engine and leadership in midfield. Liverpool failed to boss the middle of the park, and Fabinho lost possession many times, which put unnecessary pressure on our defenders. Hendo’s communication with his teammates keeps them focused throughout the match, and he usually covers well for Trent, which could’ve helped in this game.
“Our front three is only at 90%, and I cannot wait to have them back at their best. VVD was man of the match for me, and a draw at Arsenal leaves us with a lot still to play for. On to the next game Reds! YNWA!”
Elijah won’t be the only fan who’s anxiously waiting for Salah, Mane, and Firmino to regain their form of last season. Virgil van Dijk has also been a popular choice for man of the match, but do you agree with Elijah that Hendo could’ve made a difference? Or do you believe there’s another reason for the draw?
Pooks from Plymouth – @DavePooky
“We could’ve got more, but a point will do. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are superb together! The result feels bittersweet after the wrongly disallowed goal, but we’re still unbeaten. Arsenal played their part and probably didn’t deserve to lose. Andy Robertson is becoming my hero!”
Pooks has nailed his assessment of our centre-back pairing, and surely many fans share his sentiments on Robbo. Do you agree that Arsenal deserved a point? Or were Liverpool robbed of a deserved win after the referring error?
@T_boier from Lagos, Nigeria
“Most Liverpool fans were furious we didn’t kill the game, but Arsenal never deserved to lose. We should’ve switched our shape around the 80th minute as the introduction of Iwobi and Welbeck hurt our tired midfielders, which culminated in their equaliser.
“The whole team was decent today, but my man of the match would be between Robertson, Milner, or Fabinho. Fab had a better game than Gini who failed to cover for the Brazilian against Arsenal’s midfielders. Yet Fab went about his duties without any fuss and broke up some of Arsenal’s forward play.
“Overall, Arsenal away is a good point. We’ve done well against top-six opponents and are still unbeaten in the league. We’re doing well, but we need to be far more clinical.”
@T_boier may be right about being more proactive when the end of the match was in sight. Perhaps a shrewd substitution or change in tactics could’ve helped see us over the line. His assessment of Fabinho’s performance is sure to drum up some debate though! What’d you make of the Brazilian’s display?
Keep Them Coming!
Thanks again to all of our readers who sent in their thoughts after the game, your contributions are valued! What’d you make of their opinions on the match? If you want your voice heard and views published on FOAR, then DM us at @FOARsite, or alternatively – leave a comment below our weekly Match Reports, after each Liverpool game and tell us your thoughts in roughly 100 words. Remember to include your name and location in order to be correctly credited.