Sick of hearing about the European Super League? Well my aim is to take your mind off the politics of the game and focus on what the game really is about. What happens on the pitch. One of the clubs involved in the breakaway league Liverpool were in action Monday night against Leeds United in a revival of the Yorkshire versus Merseyside dynamic.
Liverpool dropped more points and its teeth gritting for their fans that they did it from a winning position. Both goals were as a result of errors, Mane putting the final touch in the 31st minute, Leeds keeper Meslier committing himself to challenging Alexander-Arnold prematurely. Spanish defender Diego Llorente getting the jump on Ozan Kabak to level matters with three minutes to go. How many teams can say they outfoxed the Reds in the possession category with Liverpool having pass-masters Thiago and Wijnaldum in midfield? 66 percent possession was the final tally for the Whites who we think could actually have taken all three points here. Bamford got unlucky striking the woodwork. Crucial interceptions by Allison and Fabinho also saving Jurgen Klopp another fan-scrutinizing defeat. Liverpool remain sixth two points behind West Ham in 4th and a point behind Chelsea in fifth with the Blues having played a game less.
Speaking of Champions League, you know Boldeagle got so much love for this tournament. In everything there is a time to move on to better things. We believe the Super League is a response to the UCL failing to rebrand and push on with the times. Whether its the right decision or not to form it is not up to us at the end but this is a wake up call to UEFA to do something with the tournament that will make the bigger clubs interested in participating in it. Some of the matches in the UCL have been dull and one sided for a while now.If the NFL can do it with American football and NBA with basketball, why not ESL with soccer. Digest that for today.