It has been a frustrating time for Liverpool over the past few days following their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The mood has changed completely from the middle of last week when the Reds were celebrating a thumping 7-0 triumph over Maribor in the Champions League.
The attacking side of Liverpool’s game is not the problem given that they currently have Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino to call upon.
It is the defensive frailties that are causing an issue – something that has plagued the team for the last few seasons.
Liverpool have conceded 16 goals in just nine Premier League matches this season, and 15 of those came when Jurgen Klopp’s team were on the road.
In contrast, the club’s Under-23s side are flying high at the top of Premier League 2 having won seven of their eight fixtures, the most recent of which was a 3-1 victory over Manchester United, who reside at the bottom of the standings.
After Liverpool’s Twitter page posted Monday night’s result, the fans decided that the youngsters should be selected for the first team ahead of Klopp’s current crop of players.
Can we play them instead of the first team?
— Paulo Dybala 🤙 (@PauDybala_JRR) October 24, 2017
Youth team is better than senior team😪
— Fazhan Coutinho (@fazhan7pc) October 24, 2017
The LFC U23 is better than Liverpool senior
— Shandra Zulfriadi (@SZulfriadi) October 24, 2017
Is we should send some senior player there and bring some of this boy's to play in the main league people like emre can and loveren
— Ekwueme Edwin (@EkwuemeEdwin) October 24, 2017
Forget whos scoring for the u23s i wanna know who is playing CB for them? Give these young guys a chance in the first team
— Jamie Williamson (@jamie_LFC_90) October 24, 2017
Are our under 23,s actually looking more of a classy team than our 1st team..??..seems to be that way..!!..👍👍
— Bal Mann (@BalMann15) October 24, 2017
Shame on the seniors. Klopp is an idiot.
— Mike Carlos (@MikeCarlos10) October 24, 2017
Should play this team instead of the senior. Would probably defend better as well.
— Sarah Harrison (@Gin_Queen_65) October 24, 2017
Get Woodburn, Wilson, Ejaria, Brewster and Masterson involved with the first team. Unreal talent. Better than most in the PL atm.
— Fraser (@FraserTurmoil) October 24, 2017