You know things are desperate when you’re getting trolled by one of the biggest clowns in Premier League history.
Liverpool’s defence turned in another embarrassing display against Tottenham on Sunday as they slipped further behind the leading clubs.
Dejan Lovren and the rest of the motley crew made a catalogue of errors during that 4-1 defeat at Wembley, prompting more question marks about Jurgen Klopp’s blind faith in his players.
In fact it was so bad for Lovren and co. that even Djimi Traore was weighing in on social media in the aftermath.
Traore was a cult figure at Anfield during his seven years on Merseyside but mainly for the wrong reasons after a number of hilarious gaffes.
Who can forget the time he produced one of the finest own goals of all time when he Cruyff-turned into his own net against Burnley?
A seminal moment.
The Malian defender was an accident waiting to happen but did start in that heroic Champions League final victory over AC Milan in 2005.
And it appears even he could scarcely believe the depths the current Liverpool defence has plunged to:
Liverpool have now conceded 15 goals in just five Premier League away games so far this season, more than Crystal Palace, West Ham and Stoke.
They’ve also had their worst defensive start to a league season since the 1964/65 campaign.
The Reds were desperate to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer and had several offers rejected by the Saints.
But when the move didn’t materialise they didn’t consider any alternatives, including reportedly rejecting the chance to sign now Tottenham centre-back Davinson Sanchez.
How much will they regret that narrow-mindedness?
- Dejan Lovren forgets how to head the ball TWICE in opening 15 minutes
- Liverpool have had just ONE first-class defender in the last decade — why haven’t they solved such an obvious problem?
- Philippe Coutinho isn’t the only Liverpool player Barcelona are chasing