Liverpool were eliminated in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
The result stretched Liverpool’s winless run in all competitions to four matches, and again led to criticism of head coach Jurgen Klopp, who failed to address the team’s defensive problems during the summer transfer window.
Both managers made wholesale changes for the League Cup clash, but Liverpool would have still fancied their chances of overcoming the former Premier League champions.
As it transpired, the Reds were made to pay for missed opportunities as Leicester scored twice in the second period to book their spot in round four.
It would be fair to say that the Liverpool fans are a frustrated bunch at the moment, and that was in full evidence following Tuesday night’s defeat.
Indeed, Klopp took the brunt of the criticism on Twitter, with many Liverpool supporters claiming that the German is currently blind to the team’s problems.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 19, 2017
Let me guess, the next tweet is going to be how we have to take the positives out of this game and believe in ourselves.
— PC¹⁰ (@CoutinhoPrime) September 19, 2017
Nice one lads. Cant wait for you to publish an article in two days on how youll learn from this defeat
— Sam Burgess (@SamBurgess10) September 19, 2017
Not dissapointed with the result. Not even pissed off. Feel like I dont give a damn anymore.
— Lukasz eM (@LukasAnfield) September 19, 2017
This is horrible. Not what we wanted at all and it's YOU who held us back this summer
— Sam ✪ (@ManeIite) September 19, 2017
Thanks for ruining my birthday lads 👏👏👏👏👏👏
— 🇸🇳Cal🇬🇳 (@DeeperThanMane) September 19, 2017
Hopefully we can learn from this and lose more convincingly on Saturday
— David Ransom (@david_ransom) September 19, 2017
Totally unacceptable. The german has lost the plot.
— Stu Oliver (@StuartOliver8) September 19, 2017
Get Klopp Out
— ً (@FutboIBrad) September 19, 2017
Sorry but that was woeful. You can argue that we are still a work in progress but you have to expect more against a less than average team
— Harry Lawson (@harrythebestard) September 19, 2017
Strength in depth 😡. Hendo has been awful all season. Ox was truly awful and amazingly got worse as the match went on.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEv23235006) September 19, 2017
Does klopp really got hope having anything this season? So why gamble with this? #kloppout
— CAP▀█▀AIN mcCoy♥ (@Mccoy2g) September 19, 2017