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Old 12-16-2018, 04:02 PM
DSYoungEsq is offline
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Location: Indian Land, S Carolina
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Today's Liverpool v Manchester United result shows just how bad the situation at United has gotten. Unable to compete evenly over the course of 90 min. Scoring only on a bad mistake by the opposing 'keeper; no other serious threat offered to the Liverpool goal. Allowing an endless number of shots, corners, and so forth. And, most importantly, once again leaving the most expensive, and, arguably, best player on the bench the entire game against an opponent of the highest caliber. Yeah, it was a bit of bad luck that they had to swap in Bailly for Smalling right before kick-off, but still, the real trouble with the team wasn't the back line.

Standing 6th after almost a full half-season, one has to think it's been done with smoke and mirrors. How likely is it that the rest of the season will produce substantially better results?