Southampton fans rip into club over player event

It is standard practice for football clubs to stage events where fans can meet the players and get an autograph or two.

Southampton have scheduled one of those for this Thursday with Mario Lemina and Oriol Romeu.

Unfortunately for the club, some fans are not in the mood for meet-and-greets given their current run of form.

As it stands, the Saints sit 14th in the Premier League table, just four points above the relegation zone after 12 games.

The team have picked up just one win in their last seven top-flight outings, and the fans suffered further disappointment on Saturday when they lost 3-0 to Liverpool.

On paper, the Reds were always going to be favourites at Anfield, but in the previous four meetings between the clubs in all competitions, Southampton won two and the remaining games were drawn.

It seems that a number of fans have turned on manager Mauricio Pellegrino, while some have been left frustrated by the players’ efforts on the pitch.