|The Uncle Trossard show! Leandro Trossard completes his hattrick against Liverpool in a 3-3 draw on Saturday at Anfield. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
All is not well at Anfield and at this point, Jurgen Klopp and everyone involved at Liverpool should be worried after another disappointing afternoon in front of the Kops.
Liverpool hosted Brighton on Saturday with a new face in the visitors’ dugout after the departure of Graham Potter to Chelsea. Roberto Di Zerbi joined from Sassuolo and what a rampaging start he had to life in England.
The Italian kept the existing Brighton shape and returned with the same eleven that beat Leicester City before the break. Liverpool had Diogo Jota, Luis Dias and Darwin Nunez on the bench with Bobby Firminho, Will Carvalho and Mohammed Salah handed the starting roles.
It got off to an embarrassing start for the hosts as Leandro Trossard scored twice inside the opening eighteen minutes. Robert Sanchez made a couple of saves to deny Mohammed Salah and Firminho but the Brazilian lobbed one home later in the half with VAR having to intervene after on field decision ruled him off.
Liverpool scored two goals in nine minutes to usurp the visitors and it felt like they will see out the Seagulls but a late Trossard goal broke the hearts of the hosts and questions will be asked of Virgil Van Dijk in the build up to the equalizer.
Trent Alexander Arnold who was left out of the England squad did more damage to his World Cup chances on the day with horrible showing, culpable for the first two goals conceded and capped the evening with a needless yellow card.
Liverpool play Arsenal next at the Emirates and will need a strong performance to maintain their recent history of dominance over the Gunners; with Arsenal high flying at the moment, Klopp and the Kops will need to be at their best without the recent comic errors to stand a chance.