Post-Match Thoughts: LFC vs AVFC

Hugely encouraging match today, particularly the second half. Sure there are negatives to point out but for once the positives win.

Lucas Leiva was everywhere, 100/108 passes, 22/28 attacking third passes, 11/11 tackles.

Ings and Sturridge are a huge threat. I don't think Sturridge had a good first half but boy did he make up for it later.

Milner looked more comfortable with Coutinho dropping deep and Can pushing forward as an auxiliary midfielder in possession.

14 chances created: 3 Moreno, 3 Coutinho, 3 Milner. Overall we created more and better chances than we have all season. 12 shots on target out of 21.

Coutinho with 2 assists, 3 shots on target, 27/34 attacking 3rd passes.

Both goals we conceded were from crosses, both embarrassing our wide CBs. 3 in the back and wingbacks has a weakness against teams with width and pace, particularly when the opposition only has one forward.

Sakho was in the wars and came out poor aerially winning only 1/7 aerial challenges. He was our second most prolific and best passer completion-wise though with 71/72 passes or 98.6%.