Liverpool 2 Bournemouth 2

This draw against Bournemouth might have surprised neutral observers who think football follows some kind of logic but in Liverpool’s case we defy logic. I doubt any genuine regular in the crowd would have been in least surprised, after all this is what happens, this is Liverpool and logic long since left the building.  Right from the kick off you could sense it was going to be one of those nights, one of those games; one that is an accompanist to the games v Burnley [away], Bournemouth [away], Swansea [Home], Hull [away] Leicester [away] – the only slight difference being we came out of this debacle with a point.  We witnessed defending that would have shamed playground football, we witnessed a midfield that looked like it had never met let alone played alongside each other.  Logic was also blown out the window when Jürgen decided to replace the apparently ailing Coutinho with Joel Matip thus sending out the message to those watching we were shutting up shop even though there was still almost half an hour [with stoppage time] to go.  More logic that had been defied was the fact that Matip didn’t start.  When Bournemouth were gifted their equaliser there was still seven minutes left in total and you’d have maybe thought we should have sent on Sturridge – but no.  Logic, there was none. After the game The Kaiser said we have to learn from games like this – don’t bother shutting the stable door the horse hasn’t just bolted it’s over the hills and far away. We needed to learn when Brendan was here, we needed to learn last season when Jürgen took charge, we didn’t and we still haven’t.  There’s no logic in that either.

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John Pearman

Editor of the only remaining Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. On sale outside Anfield on match days. Started this Fanzine in 1995