Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Premier League rivals, Manchester City, has been heavily criticised across social media today.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have now suffered three consecutive home defeats since losing their 68-game unbeaten streak at Anfield to Burnley three weeks ago.
Roy Keane was quick to judge the English champions after yesterday’s lacklustre performance, claiming they would be waiting “another 30 years before you win a title” if their form continues in the same manner. A typically critical, but fair analysis.
Liverpool’s starting goalkeeper, Allison Becker has been in the firing line, after his two errors saw Liverpool go 3-1 down, shortly before conceding a fatal fourth goal.
Alisson is the first Liverpool goalkeeper to make two errors leading to a goal in a game since…
Loris Karius in the Champions League final 😬 pic.twitter.com/r33AjLC6EZ
— Goal (@goal) February 7, 2021
Fans worldwide seem to be losing patience with Klopp’s side in recent weeks, with calls for the German to involve Liverpool’s newest signings in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak.
Integral midfielders in Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have been dearly missed in the middle of the park, with Thiago struggling to settle among the Reds’ engine room.
Klopp’s team sheet choices from here forward could make or break the defending champions’ season.
Surely it’s worth putting in Kabak and Ben Davies now? Have nothing to lose and we desperately need Fabinho and Henderson back in midfield.
— LFC News&Updates (@TheKopTweets) February 8, 2021
Where does Jurgen Klopp go from here?
A change in tactics and persona is likely to follow Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester City.
New signings Davies and Kabak will surely pick up their first minutes in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s title winning midfield will be given the freedom to return to normal if Klopp puts his trust in his deadline day deals, however, goals from Anfield’s notorious front three. Another issue the Reds’ boss needs to address.
A glimmer of hope has shone through, with the return of Diogo Jota to some degree of training with his Liverpool side.
Rotation in the squad could do no harm in their current state, with local lad, Curtis Jones looking as strong as ever when he enters each game fro the bench.
Curtis Jones shone but Thiago struggled https://t.co/DyVOF0Vvr3
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) February 8, 2021