Liverpool did not actually play a bad game in this one - regardless of what the score was. It actually took some great goals from Suarez in the 1st half, a lucky deflection on the 2nd, and an absolutely perfect set piece from Messi late to pull this game away. Meanwhile, Liverpool could not catch a break. Salah's open net shot late in the 2nd half rebounded right off the post. Messi showed why he is such a good player - Liverpool had no answer for him and Suarez gave them all they can handle too. Tough one for them and now they have an almost impossible deficit to claw back from.
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
Time of possession was actually very close in this one. Although Liverpool struggled to find really good scoring opportunities.
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
No answer for Messi or Suarez
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
Lineup & Substitutions
They probably needed some more punch in 2nd half. Defense had trouble containing Suarez