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Morning Mix: Liverpool’s demise is hilarious, Potter must go back to basics

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with a bit of music thrown in for good measure.

We look at two talking points from the past week and point you in the direction of some of the best football stories elsewhere on the internet.

We also offer a top tune recommendation to get you in the mood for the week ahead and what to watch out for over the coming days. Let’s get stuck in!

Liverpool’s demise is hilarious

Unless you are a diehard Liverpool fan, watching their current demise in the Premier League is absolutely hilarious.

When they are winning their fans are insufferable, so to see them struggling to keep pace with the top four is truly magnificent.

And before any Reds start wading in with excuses, the starting XI against Leeds United would be the envy of most EPL clubs.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are now just five points above the relegation zone. Hands up who wants to see them get dragged into the battle?  

Potter must go back to basics

Graham Potter has received plenty of plaudits for his tactical acumen since he arrived in the Premier League. He rightly got a ton of stick for his lack of it on Saturday.

Potter saw Chelsea dismantled by former club Brighton & Hove Albion, who exploited some questionable team selections by the Blues’ manager.

Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic started as the two wing-backs, while Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta were named on the bench.

The 47-year-old sometimes comes as off as being too clever for his own good. Sterling and Pulisic are not wing-backs. Potter must go back to basics and quickly.

The week that was

Are you looking for the best football stories from the past seven days? Check these out:

Today’s top tune

Every now and again you stumble across an underrated tune from a top band. The 17th by The Courteeners is one such tune. Enjoy!

What to watch this week

Tottenham Hotspur have not beaten Liverpool in their last ten meetings in all competitions. They have an ideal opportunity to end that run on Sunday.

A final Morning Mix thought

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has looked revitalised under Erik ten Hag in recent weeks.

Gareth Southgate isn’t daft enough to leave him out of England’s World Cup squad, is he?

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