Liverpool were hammered on Monday by a clearly better side. Man City were better than Liverpool in every department (quicker, stronger, more agile and tactically). Our ridiculous idea to play a 4-4-2 with Ngog and Torres clearly did not work.
The gap between Man City and Liverpool has never been more evident than it was on Monday. I would expect them to be better than us after all the money they have spent in the last two transfer windows, however I thought we could and would still compete with them.
It's going to take time for Hodgson to understand that at Liverpool it's not acceptable to be beaten 3-0 by any side, regardless of the muppets we have in charge of this club. Our previous manager worked under similar constraints and he needed (and did) find a solution that allowed us to compete. Let's not forgot we were outplayed against Arsenal as well in the first half until Cole got sent off.
I'm hoping that the Mascherano situation gets sorted out and we can push Gerrard further up the field in the absence of Cole. I'm willing to put this game behind us as the manager asked, however we need to improve and improve drastically. Lucas and Gerrard clearly didn't work well together in an old-fashioned partnership and can you remember a pass between Ngog and Torres all night?
Our other new boy, who has looked good in previous occasions, was clearly well off the pace as well. I would have removed Milan off after 50 minutes and had Maxi on to help contain Johnson who was killing us down our left. Agger also surely deserves a go in the middle of the park with Fabio getting a game at left back.
I thought Jamie was our best player on the night closely followed by Gerrard.