Liverpool’s defence was rather shaky on Wednesday evening.
Indeed, the Reds uncharacteristically conceded three goals in the space of about 20 minutes to Red Bull Salzburg, and understandably questions were asked about their back line.
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One thing that was noted was that Joel Matip was replaced by Joe Gomez on Wednesday due to an injury problem the Cameroon international had picked up, and this led to some fans wondering if they were missing the 28-year-old, criticising the England international.
Steve Nicol was asked whether or not he thinks Liverpool were missing the defender on Wednesday evening, and he delivered a very straightforward verdict.
“They didn’t miss him when it was 3-0.”
Rather than placing the blame solely on the absence of Matip, the Liverpool legend stated that the Reds simply took their foot off the gas in the game against the Austrian outfit, and rather brutally smacked down the question from a fan.
He wasn’t willing to buy into the theory that Liverpool missed Matip, and he laughed at the idea that he had been better than Virgil van Dijk so far this campaign.