So much went wrong for Liverpool yesterday. Jurgen Klopp’s side have now picked up just ten points out of their last possible 18 as they fell to yet another draw, this time against their Merseyside rivals Everton. In the draw, Klopp’s changes were woeful, and the fans all gave up when he brought Adam Lallana on for the last six minutes.
84' Final #LFC sub; Lallana on, Mane off.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2019
The fans were crying out for someone to come on and change the game with some creativity. Naby Keita has started to impress over his most recent performances and Xherdan Shaqiri is always a menace in his cameo appearances, however, when the game looked like it was crying out for someone with a touch of flair, the Reds went into meltdown as Lallana got stripped and ready to come on.
In Liverpool’s last 67 Premier League games, Lallana has started just four games. His consistent injury problems have derailed his career and whilst it’s sad to see a professional footballer suffering like the England midfielder has, the Reds weren’t prepared to offer him any support yesterday as they all knew he wasn’t the man who could change the game when they need him to, and he only went and proved them right in his short, uneventful cameo.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on the Lallana sub here:
I don't remember lallana still play with liverpool
— Riki sopyan (@sofyanriki24) March 3, 2019
The moment you throw Lallana on is the moment you’ve given up.
— Simon Leigh (@aramiak) March 3, 2019
Shaqiri on bench and you bring lallana. You are selling us out. No motivation to win this
— Qamonjo (@ArapKamonjo) 3 March 2019
Goodbye premier league
— dixx_Ale (@alecssa02137066) 3 March 2019
Brings on lallana.. sums up our game lately.
— Kp15 (@Kapeyyy) March 3, 2019
Henderson is a waste and now lallana is on, WHY? Not Shaqiri…
— Balkar Laltonwala (@BALLYGG) March 3, 2019
yes because Lallana has always been a good sub when he comes on right?
— NUTHINGX (@NabKeita) March 3, 2019
I'd rather play injured Ox than fit Lallana…
— Leave your phone (@carrythegame) March 3, 2019
The Kopites were fuming when Klopp looked to Lallana off the bench and will be desperate to get back on track with a win against Burnley in six days time.