(Liverpool – Leeds 1-2) After the defeat to Nottingham Forest and Leeds, Liverpool and coach Jurgen Klopp received heavy criticism.
Liverpool are 13 points behind leaders Manchester City after just 12 games. The bitter 1-2 loss at home to Leeds on Saturday night was the team’s second in a row in the Premier League. The manner in which the loss occurred prompts prominent voices to respond.
They seem cocky in their defensive game, says former Arsenal star Frederic Ljungberg at Studio Viaplay.
A Joe Gomez error gave Leeds and Rodrygo the lead four minutes before play at Anfield.
– This is not just a slip from Liverpool – this is a serious problem. What is wrong with this team? Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says on Sky Sports they have stayed their own.
And Liverpool hero Graeme Souness, one of the club’s best players of all time, is also ruthless in his judgment after the defeat.
– They’re miles away from what they’ve been in recent years. They don’t play with the same intensity. Their midfield used to bully opponents, but now they’re bullied, says Sky Sports Scott.
then Dutchman Crecencio Summerville scored 2-1 for Leeds In the 89th minute, he not only secured Leeds’ first win over Liverpool in 21 years. He also broke the record for Liverpool at Anfield.
With Virgil van Dijk at home, the team has not lost in 70 Premier League games. It was his first league loss at Anfield as a Liverpool player.
Liverpool writer for The Athletic James Pearce, writes the following On the team’s home defeat:
– Liverpool loses to a team fighting against relegation for the second week in a row. What a mess of such an achievement. Lack of energy, form and ideas.
Journalist David Lynch, who writes for the Liverpool Echo and Sunday Mirror, among others, believes the club should take action in the January transfer window.
– For Liverpool, they must have realized by now that the solutions to these persistent and weak performances were not at the club before – and do something in January, he writes Twitter.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp points to an extremely tight fixture schedule as one of the problems of a lack of standard this fall.
We play every third day. Klopp tells the BBC it’s been a tough season for us because we’ve had injuries from day one, and some players have had to come back quickly.
He also apologizes to the fans.
– We have to fight through this, and we will do it. There are a lot of things that are not like us at the moment. I’m sorry it’s like that, but that’s how it is, adds the Liverpool boss.
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