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Liverpool concede the most comical goal you’ll see this weekend

This pretty much sums up Liverpool's defence this season

Liverpool’s season has been a story of dazzling attacking football mixed with dismal defending. 

With Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Phillipe Coutinho among their front-line, the Reds are pretty exhilarating to watch when they’re going forward.


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But the jokes aimed at their dodgy defence continue to dominate their campaign.

These guys are pretty alright, aren’t they?

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These guys are pretty alright, aren’t they?

Prior to Sunday’s clash against Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp’s side have not kept a clean sheet in their past six matches, conceding 13 goals in the process.


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And it was same old story at St. James’ Park.

Having gone ahead thanks to a moment of magic from Coutinho, Liverpool were seemingly in control and hunting down a second goal before the half-time break.

But with 10 minutes to go, a long pass up field from the Toon’s Jonjo Shelvy exposed a gap wider than the Nile between defenders Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, which was eagerly exploited by Joselu.

Rafa derby

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Rafa derby

The Spanish forward received the pass and ran through on goal, but was caught by a last-gasp tackle by Matip – or so it seemed.

Unfortunately, his sliding tackle comically ricocheted off the Newcastle forward’s shin and trickled into the corner of the net.

Shelvey spots the runner and sending a long pass over the top of Liverpool’s hapless defence

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Shelvey spots the runner and sending a long pass over the top of Liverpool’s hapless defence

Joselu receives the pass and runs through on goal

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Joselu receives the pass and runs through on goal

Matip seemingly catches the Spaniard and makes a last-ditch tackle

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Matip seemingly catches the Spaniard and makes a last-ditch tackle

But all he does is hit the ball against the Newcastle forward’s flailing leg

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But all he does is hit the ball against the Newcastle forward’s flailing leg

Joy mixed with agony

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Joy mixed with agony

Nearly perfect

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Nearly perfect

Agonising

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Agonising

It was a terribly unlucky moment for Matip, that pretty much sums up Liverpool’s season.