Jurgen Klopp, often referred to as the robinhood of Premier League, has squandered three points whilst squaring off with Swansea City, following a praiseful triumph against league leaders Manchester City.
The Reds bravely discontinued Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten run in the league, in a match which saw the supporters on the edge of their seats. The fixture enticed a great deal of attention, and served as a basis for numerous shocking fan reactions on social media.
Nevertheless, Liverpool found it laborious to grapple for goals amidst clashing with a team that sat at the rock-bottom of the table.
The Swans capitalised on a mistake by Liverpool’s £75m January transfer signing Virgil van Dijk to accomplish the 1-0 victory. It indeed bestowed them with hopes of getting out of the relegation zone, with more than ten matches surviving in the remainder of this season.
Alfie Mawson netted in a sweet strike moments prior to the half-time whistle. However, it was made possible by a sloppy clearance from Van Dijk, for which the fans are taking the piss out of him.
The 40th minute saw the Welsh side being presented with a corner kick. The Dutchman then, in the hopes of clearing the ball, tried heading it out of the box. However, unfavourable for the travelling side, the ball clipped on to Mawson’s leg, which the 24-year-old converted effortlessly.
With the £75m transfer fee, Van Dijk is, at the moment, the most expensive defender, although his performances haven’t been reflecting that whatsoever.
Rival fans, who view the mistake as an ‘assist’ from the ex-Saints man, are going on a rampage on Twitter, labeling the 26-year-old as an ‘expensive flop’.
With the victory, the Liberty Stadium outfit still remains at the bottom of the league, albeit on goal difference, behind West Brom. Natheless, it is now only one defeat in six games under new gaffer Carlos Carvalhal.
Meanwhile, the disappointing loss for the Reds ensured they remain fourth in the table, missing out on an opportunity to sit level on points with third-placed Chelsea.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.