There were not many AC Milan players who were deserving of a passing grade from last night’s defeat against Liverpool, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Rossoneri lost 2-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s side in what was a must-win game at San Siro if the hopes of making the last 16 of the Champions League were to be kept alive, and in truth it was a very flat performance against a mostly second string Liverpool side bar Salah and Mane.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes how there are only a few players who have earned a pass as they gave Sandro Tonali, Pierre Kalulu, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Alessandro Florenzi a 6 out of 10, with the latter three being substitutes designed to come on and inject some intensity.
A 5.5 was given to Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli, Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic, while there is a long list of 5s that have been given to Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez, Franck Kessie, Junior Messias and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the starting line-up.
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The two goals we got against us were due to two mistakes by defenders …. Probably the defenders should have rushed towards goal after the goalkeeper return that Maignan left, just as they do after a penalty … they stood as figurines / flags, unfortunately , it should be elementary to rush forward just as I wrote … The behavior can perhaps be defended by saying that “they are so young” but that no longer holds as an argument … The second goal was also due to bad activity from a defender …. A miserable performance by the team in general … Pioli’s tactical disposition of the team was not good …
A defender also scored. Maybe if our attackers did their jobs, our defence would have not been overwhelmed.
Hauge is haunting us. We must scout and buy, not scout for other clubs to buy.
Stop with this Hauge nonsense. He is barely playing for his current club and would not have changed a thing against Liverpool.