Liverpool had to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw away at Chelsea, a result that fans could accept but it is clear what should happen next in the transfer window.
Forget transfer talk and the boardroom battles, football is back and Liverpool got the season underway at Stamford Bridge.
Luis Diaz was the first Red on the scoresheet, opening our account with a sumptuous team move, with Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah combining to destructive a effect.
The Reds’ domination, though, could not stop Chelsea’s Axel Disasi from scoring the equalizer and getting the host back in the game.
And you could see why both need a defensive midfielder!
A seemingly clear penalty was denied for the Reds, who struggled to find their footing in the second half and with no further breakthroughs, it finished all square.
A British record bid shows Liverpool know what is needed and it is no secret, but a temporary solution cannot be allowed to last much longer
Salah played an instrumental role in Liverpool’s goal and had chances to get one of his own, but his response to his withdrawal after 77 minutes caused quite the reaction.
Here’s how fans reacted after the game…
first comment: We need some steel in that midfield. Apparent for all to see. An enjoyable game though. A point away to Chelsea is not the worse day
second comment: No opening day victory, but there was plenty of perspective from Reds
third comment: A point away from home on the first day, not ideal but not the end of the world either
fourth comment: Draw against Chelsea in the opener. Not an amazing game, but an acceptable result. However, if we do not sign a high quality defensive midfielder we will struggle getting top 4 this year
fifth comment: Another season, another ever-changing threshold from referees
sixth comment: From seemingly obvious handballs and inconsistent thresholds, welcome back to the Premier League. Oh, how we’ve missed you