In the aftermath of a defeat, you can be sure that one of the players on the losing team will tell the media that they will learn from the loss, and attempt to bounce back in their next match.
That was the case for Liverpool defender Joel Matip, who was speaking after the Reds suffered a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool have actually now conceded 16 times in their nine Premier League matches this season, and they are down in ninth position in the table after an inconsistent start to the 2017-18 campaign.
There is no question that Jurgen Klopp’s side have talent in the final third of the field, but it does appear that their leaky defence will once again cost them the chance to enjoy a successful season.
In fairness to Matip, he was one of few Liverpool players that fronted up to the media after the Spurs defeat, knowing fully well that he would be in the firing line.
The club’s supporters are just not interested in empty words, however, as they look to see an improvement on the field.
"It cannot go like this. I'm a defender and we have to take care of this."
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 23, 2017
So you keep saying… but when is it gonna change? Love my team, love Klopp. Heartbreaking to watch. Cmon lads sort it out. Up the reds YNWA
— BERGER (@mark_williams53) October 23, 2017
Have you seen Matip in goals 1 and 3? Any full time footballer should have done better.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) October 23, 2017
Same drivel week in week out. So many words and no action
— Mr Data (@Son_Of_Soong) October 23, 2017
Time for the whole back four to get angry and start imposing some domination and not just keep saying it. Show it and step up ?
— Coffee Confessions (@CoffeeIan) October 23, 2017
The issue is that personnel out on the field are just not good enough collectively. Only Sadio and Phil would get into a top 4 PL team! #LFC
— Andrew S (@andrew_maureen) October 23, 2017
He is a good player but I think he is too slow to be playing for LFC. Klopp should be blamed for sending Sakho away.
— Ransford Anane (@ananecoded) October 23, 2017
Liverpool defence had learned nothing for the past 2 seasons. After being humbled by ManCity, they still feel that's not enough humiliation.
— Boyfriend From Hell™ (@The_Endie) October 23, 2017
You singlehandedly caused the third goal, so shut up
— ndubuisi (@enechionyiandu) October 23, 2017
If your wages were directly related to your personal perfomance you wouldn’t be long sorting youselves out!Give the private sector a go!See how long poor performance lasts!over paid and under delivering!
— Leon Morgan (@fatcatmoggie) October 23, 2017
I don't know why Matip is a defender
— Gentaro Mori (@MoriGentaro) October 23, 2017