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Disappointing end to season, but we’ve still over-achieved

I’m not sure about Twitter being rebranded, but there was certainly some X -Rated stuff on the platform after the derby.

Yes, I was unhappy. Getting beaten by the Ev never sits well. Especially as we didn’t seem to compete at all. I think saying there was a ‘lack of effort’ was probably a bit unfair; I think it’s actually far more complicated.

The last few weeks remind me so much of last season when we were shocking. It’s like their energy, both mental and physical, had been stolen away. Jurgen Klopp reminded me of Kenny Dalglish before he moved on in 1991. He’s lost his mojo, and I think he needs our support more than ever.

‘He should go now’ ranted some ‘reds’ on Twitter. ‘He’s underachieved’ was another bizarre tweet.

This man has given everything to our club, and has returned us to challenging for trophies every year. He’s also returned our self-respect. Another tweet talks of the derby team being the worst they’ve played for 40 years. Really?? The Hodgson season seems to have been forgotten. Now that was a shocking time. I was also at Stoke when we lost 6-1!

So many player performances have gone off the cliff. Ibrahima Konate was bullied by Everton. To be honest, I love what Jarell Quansah can, and will, bring to our team. He reminds me of a young Alan Hansen the way he brings the ball out. I’m hoping Virgil takes him under his wing and helps him develop next season.

Our midfield again looked leggy. Folk are talking of moving Dominik Szoboszlai on. He’s a young lad who has shown immense potential.

Mo Salah looks like half the player he is; the debate will go on around whether this is a terminal decline, or simply loss of form. Darwin Nunez is also surrounded by doubt. Is he good enough? Personally I’m still far from convinced.

So many seem to forget that this was meant to be a season of transition. Our ‘new’ midfield has on the whole done amazingly well. Even with obvious weaknesses and wholesale injuries we’ve won a trophy, and put in a challenge for the league.

Then there’s the hordes who just know Arne Slot is not good enough. I’ve got no idea! I didn’t know much about Amorim either to be honest! Why can’t folk be optimistic? Surely it’s a better state of mind!

So onto Klopp’s (and possibly this team’s) last few games. I’ve already said on Twitter that if anyone with tickets doesn’t intend cheering the boys and Jurgen on, then get hold of me. I’ll go and say a big thanks to everyone of them – they’ve made what could have been a dour season really interesting..

And Jurgen Klopp, in my mind, has joined the ranks of our greatest ever managers.


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