WHERE has the Anfield atmosphere gone?
Monday was the first time in a while I have been back there for a night game, and there was just no buzz about the place whatsoever.
It was so, so flat. But then again, so was the performance from Liverpool.
Once Romelu Lukaku scored West Brom’s second goal, the ground emptied to silence.
The majority of those supporters have seen everything while watching Liverpool. They know where the team are. They know what is needed. And, realistically, the top four wasn’t a goer to them.
I’d always thought they’d miss out on a Champions League place, and with the gap now 12 points, I’d be amazed if they get close.
When you miss a penalty at home at the late stage Steven Gerrard failed on Monday, you don’t expect to win.
West Brom are a decent side and keep the ball well, but they barely threatened until the shot that led to the corner from which they scored the opening goal.
The whole evening was very reminiscent to Kenny Dalglish’s days last season when Liverpool had most of the ball and couldn’t score.