Fans slam Liverpool defence following woeful display at Southampton

Liverpool’s defensive frailties have been heavily criticised throughout the season, and Wednesday night was no exception following the team’s poor display against Southampton.

Jurgen Klopp’s side trail 1-0 in the EFL Cup semi-final after losing to the Saints at St Mary’s.

Only Nathan Redmond’s goal separates the two sides, but Claude Puel’s team should have ended the game with a bigger margin.

The Saints will hope that they do not rue their missed opportunities when they travel to Anfield for the second leg in two weeks’ time.

For Liverpool, though, they struggled to impose their game at St Mary’s, mustering just two shots on target, while their defence lacked authority.

Ragnar Klavan was at fault for the first goal as he miss-kicked a clearance, which allowed Jay Rodriguez to go through and tee the ball up for scorer Redmond.

Dejan Lovren also had a shaky performance upon his return to his former club, while the team as a whole struggled when they dropped back to defend.

The Merseyside outfit were also frustrated trying to break down Southampton’s organised shape.

The problems on the pitch did not go unnoticed by fans, who ripped into the team on Twitter.

Article title: Fans slam Liverpool defence following woeful display at Southampton

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