Arsenal Wenger has discussed Liverpool’s sluggish season start
According to former Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger, Sadio Mane’s departure has contributed to Liverpool’s lackluster performance this season.
The Reds’ dreadful start to the season continued on Saturday with a terrible performance at Anfield that left them behind Brighton 2-0 after 20 minutes. A valiant recovery was subsequently undone when the guests tied the score late to earn a 3-3 draw.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has had trouble getting going in each competition so far, and Wenger has emphasized that Darwin Nunez has yet to find his place in the lineup and that the team is missing a Sadio Mane-like player.
It’s challenging to comprehend, he told beIN Sports. “The core (group of players) and game type are the same.
“They are less effective than before at recovering the ball. Nunez hasn’t been successful for them at the moment, despite their significant expenditure. He is seated on the seat.
“They lost Mane, a star player in important games. He was determined and had an aggressive air about him. No matter what occurred, he would succeed because he would cause it.
“It’s hard to quantify the damage (his leaving) does. They yearn for something they once had.
Liverpool has only won two league games this season, drawn four, and lost one, earning just 10 out of a possible 21 points (to Manchester United back in August). They lost badly 4-1 away at Napoli in the Champions League, but they beat Ajax by a critical score of 2-1 just before the break to get their group rolling.