Southampton fell to a drab defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, and fans are calling for Mark Hughes’ time at the club to come to an end.
After a devastating collapse against Brighton on Monday, fans weren’t particularly hopeful of a result at Anfield when they saw Hughes’ starting eleven.
The boss elected for a 4-5-1 formation, with the hopes of striking the hosts on the counter attack with the pace of Shane Long and Nathan Redmond.
The game plan went out the window almost immediately though, as a comical own goal from Wesley Hoedt put Liverpool in front after just ten minutes.
Some poor zonal defending allowed Joel Matip to double the lead 12 minutes later, and Mohamed Salah poked home from close range to make it 3-0 before half time.
While the Saints saw a lot more of the ball in the second half, they managed just one shot on target, and fans think it’s time for Hughes to go.
The boss did an excellent job to stave off relegation when he joined last season, but with just one win from six league games the pressure is most definitely on.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Can we say bye to Hughes now #SaintsFC
— Charlie (@CharlieBones_) September 22, 2018
Bring back Koeman
— Rami (@Rami_Bracco) September 22, 2018
This was inevitable, we’ve been poor against teams of lesser quality.
Defensive coach required, and dare I say it, a new management team too.
No excuses, don’t make the same mistake as last season. #SaintsFC
— (@StripedSaint) September 22, 2018
Setting up to lose = probably going to lose
— Matt Rogers (@Matt_Rogers1997) September 22, 2018
Poor tactics, poor defence, poor attitude! Hughes was never the right man! Hoedt should never be allowed to wear a Saints shirt again!
— Phill Bone (@BonePhill) September 22, 2018
Set up defensively. Go down 3-0 with no way back. Pointless and terrible tactics
— H A R R Y (@HarryDWMC) September 22, 2018
— Steve (@SWoody_7) September 22, 2018
— Jeremy Debattista (@jerdeb) September 22, 2018
Mark Hughes should have never been the long term choice
— #GoPackGo (1-0-1) (@juan_manuelcas) September 22, 2018