Liverpool fans destroy journalist for criticising defence

Liverpool fans are furious at their side for collapsing at West Brom, but they’re even more furious with one journalist’s criticism of their defence.

It’s no secret Liverpool had been poor defensively for a long time.

Until Virgil van Dijk arrived in January, it was a case of “when” rather than “if” the Liverpool defence would make a mistake, as players like Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren cost the Reds points time and time again.

All that has changed in recent months though, and the defensive improvement was particularly evident in their Champions League clash with Manchester City, where they conceded just three shots on target in 180 minutes against England’s most potent attack.

With one eye on the semi-final against Roma on Tuesday, Jürgen Klopp rotated his back four at the Hawthorns, and the Reds paid the price as poor performances from Moreno, Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan let the Baggies grab a 2-2 draw.

The collapse was in every sense classic Liverpool, but fans are furious with Daily Mail writer Ian Ladyman’s criticism.

Klopp’s side have kept eight clean sheets in their last 11 matches, and until Saturday they had the least goals conceded in the league since the 4-1 mauling they received from Tottenham in October.

Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…