Liverpool have been accused of taking liberties during their blockbuster clash with AC Milan on Wednesday night, when the Reds had to come from behind to claim a dramatic victory. Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand had some harsh words after the game, despite their victory, with flaws in their performance carrying the potential to hurt them later in the season.
The vast majority of the first half was Liverpool’s after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected strike put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead within 10 minutes.
Mohamed Salah missed a penalty to double their lead moments later, and the Reds felt comfortable enough to throw bodies forward before half-time.
However, that left them susceptible, and two counter-attack goals within two minutes turned the whole encounter on its head prior to the break.
Ferdinand told BT Sport after the game: “That’s overcommitting and taking liberties because their fans are behind them and they’re feeling invincible.