I don’t get why he didn't do what he did at Anfield last season, contain them, don't stretch things too much, play it safe. We were a missed penalty away from beating them with that tactic last season.Still think although we could have won this game, it was more of a gamble from Pep and a bit of a fuck up at the same time. Why did he play Mendy against Atalanta if he didn't think he could play two games? This was clearly the more important game. Can't blame him for Ederson, that's a freak injury, but we know the way that Liverpool play is to put long balls from deep behind the defenders, Ederson usually sweeps some of that space but Bravo isn't as quick off his line. He's also not as good at catching crosses or even reacting to them, with that in mind you would have thought there would be some changes to the setup. Also, bringing in Rodri from the cold was a bit mental, i actually thought Gundogan had the better game but if Rodri had to start then i think it should have been as a double pivot but with Fernandinho. All in all i think we had some good chances, take those and its a different game, but we could have controlled it better and taken the gambling element out a little IMHO.
Why Pep went back to the tactics that have seen us handed our arse at Anfield in the recent past I don't understand.