Well what a horribly depressing way to spend Sunday afternoon that was. Liverpool produced an insipid display from start to finish, and were deservedly beaten by a rejuvenated Villa side.
Barely any Reds players turned up, with numerous stars experiencing huge off days. Steven Gerrard, in particular, failed to get into the game, as his FA Cup dream crumbled in north London.
Liverpool played like individuals today, especially in the final third. And not good individuals, at that.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) April 19, 2015
Brendan Rodgers’ side just have the Premier League to focus on now, and judging by this horrendous performance, it’s not going to be a lot fun between now and the end of May.
Here is how Twitter reacted during and after match:
Another big game where far too many #LFC players went missing. Mentally weak.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 19, 2015
Liverpool lose big games because they don't have the mentality or the ruthless to deal with them. It's that simple.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) April 19, 2015
Utterly and thoroughly deserved by Aston Villa.
— Kristian Walsh (@Kristian_Walsh) April 19, 2015
That Lovren shot is 2014/15's Aspas corner.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 19, 2015
Five system changes against Villa and we were only on top for about 5 minutes throughout the whole game. That's a massive worry.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) April 19, 2015
Our season summed up in one game. Not good enough. Square pegs in round holes after poor recruitment. Interesting post mortem ahead. #LFC.
— Si Steers (@sisteers) April 19, 2015
Do not focus on how upset Steven Gerrard's going to be. Focus on the stunted progression of #LFC this season, partially due to his presence.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) April 19, 2015
We're not very good at winning things anymore.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) April 19, 2015
Awful from Liverpool Football Club. No excuses. Every single person connected with #LFC needs to wake up and accept it's not good enough.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) April 19, 2015
This was an absolutely awful display from start to finish, embarrassing.
— LFCTS (@LFCTS) April 19, 2015
All those comments about Palace away being the turning point and yet we end up with Lovren & Skrtel in a back 4 and Gerrard at DM.
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) April 19, 2015
Congratulations to Villa, thoroughly deserved and a joy to watch. As for LFC, once again when the chips are down the team disappears.
— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) April 19, 2015
Simply put, that was abysmal from Liverpool. Congrats to Villa for reaching final: worked harder, got players into the box, passed quicker.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) April 19, 2015
As for #LFC, big questions to be asked. Have crumbled in last month. Doubts over Rodgers once more? Maybe. Summer buys weakened squad.
— Paul Grech (@paul_grech) April 19, 2015
Shay Given. Nearly 40. Hardly been tested all day. Shite
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) April 19, 2015