Liverpool went out with “a whimper” and were “disgraceful” as they lost 1-0 to Brighton at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Cundy not impressed
Those were the words of former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy, as he reacted to the Reds’ second home defeat in a row.
The Seagulls’ Steven Alzate scored the only goal of the game in the second half after Trent Alexander-Arnold got himself caught under the ball and Dan Burn headed across goal to provide the assist.
While Liverpool once again fielded a makeshift defence, it was at the other end of the field where their problems lied, having created just two big chances and one shot on target during the 90 minutes (Fotmob).
Speaking to talkSPORT, Cundy was furious with what he saw and did not sugarcoat his words while discussing the performance.
“That was pathetic from Liverpool tonight,” he said.
“They are up against a side, and credit to Brighton they are a good side, but that is the defending champions you just watched there.
“A whimper, disgraceful, shocking… and you know what? History may be repeating itself.”
Klopp managed to secure two Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund before he left his position, and Cundy related Liverpool’s current form to the German tactician’s final days in charge in North Rhine-Westphalia.
“You look at what Klopp did at Dortmund when their season imploded; in his final season all of a sudden it went to pot when they went on a run of two wins out of 16.
“This is something that has happened before to Klopp, in Germany. He demands so much, and his demands have been brilliant.
“But are we looking at a Liverpool side now that has just run out of gas? Because that is not the Klopp Liverpool that we have seen over the past three seasons. They went out with a whimper.
“Credit to Brighton, because they deserved it, but that was just shocking!”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
While it was a really poor performance from Liverpool, it’s fair to say there are elements about the display which were out of the manager’s control – namely injuries.
Let’s not forget, captain Jordan Henderson is being made to play as a centre-back, costing the Reds his usual energy in midfield, while the likes of Alisson, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota all missed the match as well.
Supporters will be feeling down in the dumps after that one, but it can all change again if they can beat Manchester City on Sunday. What a funny old game football can be.
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