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Optimistically pessimistic about Liverpool

I write this a whole two days after Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Wolves, not because I’m lazy, but because it has taken me this long to gather my emotions and be able to articulate my thoughts.

Week after week I’ve been waiting for this season to gather pace, kick on, turn around and every other turn of phrase used to keep faith in the current set-up.

Week after week I’ve witnessed disappointing defeat after disappointing defeat, with only lacklustre draws to punctuate the monotony.

Week after week I’ve listened intently to Jurgen Klopp and his players’ post-match comments, but all I hear is ‘we must do better’, ‘we will do better’. Unfortunately that optimism seems to disappear as soon as the cameras are turned off.

Saturday’s performance at Wolves was the worst I’ve seen so far this season. There was no passion in those players, they were simply going through the motions.

We need more from our Liverpool. We need to see determination and desire to win games, not just play them out. Let’s see some of that against the Bluenoses next week, please.

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