Southampton’s fears of English Premier League relegation ramped up on Sunday after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at St Mary’s.
With Huddersfield Town picking up a big win at home to Bournemouth earlier in the afternoon, Southampton knew that picking up some sort of result against the Reds was a must.
However, they were powerless to resist Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, both scoring in the first half to send Mauricio Pellegrino’s side into the relegation zone with just 11 games remaining before the end of the season.
Fans were left frustrated with the result and the collective performance, also bemoaning individual errors from players like Wesley Hoedt.
Hoedt has been coming under increasing criticism this season after a series of under par performances and he failed to deal adequately with the Liverpool attack on Sunday.
Is it time to drop the Dutch international?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Hoedt makes more individual errors than Yoshida. Cost us points almost every time. Needs to stop. #SaintsFC
— Les could do with a bobble hat.. (@saintbannerman) February 11, 2018
None of our centrebsck partnerships – Hoedt/Stephens, Hoedt/Yoshida and Yoshida/Stephens are good enough for the Premier League #saintsfc
— Richard Bennett (@RJBennett28) February 11, 2018
Have to drop Hoedt for a game, that was appalling today. We need players who it matters to, Yoshida falls very much into that category. #saintsfc
— OriolElArmada 🇪🇸 (@NI_Saints) February 11, 2018
Just a reminder that Wesley Hoedt cost £17 million #saintsfc
— a.d.z (@SFC_Adam_) February 11, 2018
— Paul McGowan (@firelakeco) February 11, 2018
hoedt is a donkey. said it before WBA and i say it again. he cant handle tricky players. yoshida needs to come in #SaintsFC
— Tom Forder (@tomforder69) February 11, 2018
Hoedt at fault for both goals. Having an absolute ‘mare. #SaintsFC
— Ryan Rodwell (@ryan_rodwell) February 11, 2018
Hoedt has been awful. Would rather see Yoshida a game #saintsfc
— Thomas North (@Thomas_North1) February 11, 2018
Hoedt is about as bad a defender as you'll see in this League. Pair him with Stephans and this is the crap you get. Saints utterly toothless. Carillo has no pace, strength or skill. LFC in second gear here. #SaintsFC
— Paul Martin (@paulomartini75) February 11, 2018
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