The most important thing to do in any professional sporting event is to get yourself out of there as soon as possible.
That’s how it works at the start of every game.
That is exactly what happened when Liverpool FC took on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday, with the hosts leading 3-0 and looking to get back into the game.
After the game, the Reds looked a bit like they had a fight on their hands, with a number of players going on the field.
There was a lot of talk after the game about how bad Liverpool looked and the amount of injuries.
It’s fair to say that at the time the Liverpool players looked like they were in a mental fight.
They were visibly upset, and it looked as if they were getting into it with each other.
However, there were also a few players who weren’t as vocal, or didn’t appear to be in the mood to argue.
The Liverpool players themselves were not in the worst of moods, as they kept the game under control throughout.
But there was one player who did show signs of anger after his side’s win over Tottenham.
Steven Gerrard had been in the crowd during the first half, but as the game wore on he started getting visibly frustrated.
Liverpool had a chance to get the lead in the 20th minute, when Philippe Coutinho sent a long ball into the box.
The Brazilian winger beat two defenders and made it 5-0.
However Liverpool were unable to make any real impact in the second half.
Liverpool went on to win the game 2-1.
What does this say about the Liverpool team and the attitude of the players?
This is a tough one to talk about.
The way Liverpool played against Tottenham was extremely uncharacteristic of them.
There is a belief in the dressing room that the team is better when they are winning.
But they showed a lot more emotion during the second-half.
Liverpool did play some decent football in the first-half, but the way they played in the third-half was a little bit off.
The Reds were also very poor in their defensive work, something they should have done better than they did.
In the second minute of stoppage time, the referee flagged off a foul in the box when Daniel Sturridge got in the way of a free kick, and the Liverpool midfielder took it.
Liverpool were lucky that Sturridge was in the right position to make the stop, but it was another poor penalty call that put the game out of reach.
This type of refereeing is something that should never happen in any sport.
But Liverpool had their chances to score.
They created two chances on the counterattack, with Jordan Henderson getting on the end of a cross from Daniel Sturke and going past two defenders.
There were a few chances to get a goal back for Liverpool in the 25th minute when Gerrard got his head on the ball and sent a low shot wide.
But the most important chance of the game came in the 62nd minute.
Gerrard’s shot was deflected wide by a defender, but his effort was saved by Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettio made one of his best saves of the match, as the referee allowed a goal to stand.
It was the first time that Pochettinos had saved a goal in the Champions League, and Liverpool would have to take their chances.
This game also showed that Liverpool’s performance was not that great in the last 30 minutes of the first leg.
Liverpool looked to be struggling a bit in the final 30 minutes, but that was because they were lacking concentration in midfield.
The best Liverpool could do in the opening 45 minutes was score a goal, but they could not find the back of the net.
It is interesting to note that, while Liverpool were in the midst of this second-leg, Liverpool’s star striker, Daniel Sturgic, was in a different state of mind.
Sturgics frustration is understandable.
He was frustrated with a lot going wrong for Liverpool, especially in the early stages of the second leg.
He felt that he was not getting a chance, and was looking for a goal.
He had scored five goals in six matches, and his recent form suggests that he might be finding his form again.
The same goes for his teammates.
Sturridge and Coutinho were on the bench for the first 45 minutes of this game, but when Sturgicks shot was blocked, they both made their presence felt in the match.
Coutinho had a goal on the stroke of half-time that allowed him to get on the scoresheet.
There are plenty of positives to take away from this game.
Liverpool’s defensive errors did not prevent them from being able to score a couple of goals in the closing stages of this match.
The most disappointing part of this loss was the way that Liverpool failed to defend in midfield at the end.
They had their back to goal well in the game and created chances in the midfield.
If they had stuck to the game plan, it might have been a different story