Liverpool is now accustomed to being prepared. Since March, when they last played, Jürgen Klopp and his squad have been eager to go back on the field and continue where they left off.
Their fans have been waiting for the time to run out and the games to end since January 19th, when Liverpool defeated Manchester United and Anfield decided it could afford to tempt destiny.
In the right circumstances, that purgatory could be a source of pleasure: the thrill of waiting, the satisfaction of enjoying a treat, the chance to bask in the glow of triumph.
but unfortunately not for Liverpool. Liverpool is now prime and clear after 30 years of waiting, and it’s getting ready to retake its rightful place atop English soccer. No longer interested in becoming prepared.
Of course, it’s only natural that this delay is necessary. When English soccer resumed last week.
Liverpool was the last team to take the field in the Premier League, with the narrative arc that has provided the season’s major drive rightfully receiving pride of place.
Win the Merseyside derby on Sunday, then defeat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, and you’ll be crowned champions.
Reactions on Twitter to Liverpool’s 1-1 Draw vs Everton
At Goodison Park against Merseyside rivals Everton this afternoon, Jurgen Klopp’s team was kept to a scoreless draw despite dominating play and having more than twice as many chances on goal as Everton.
With this loss, Klopp’s squad drops to 9/18 in the Premier League after winning just two of their first six games in the 22/23 season.
Fans, in the opinion of Si Steers, need to be patient while the team undergoes a significant transformation as a result of the many changes made to the club this summer.
United’s first victory under Erik ten Hag was sparked by a brilliant goal from Jadon Sancho, and they were able to cruise to victory thanks to a fine finish from Marcus Rashford off the counter.
Mohamed Salah scored a late goal for Liverpool, but it wasn’t enough. New arrivals Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, and Tyrell Malacia.
As well as Scott McTominay, Raphael Varane, and Diogo Dalot, completely justified Erik ten Hag’s huge calls to leave Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire out of the starting lineup.