Liverpool are still awaiting their first clean sheet in the Champions League this season after conceding a late goal to Genk in their 4-1 victory in Belgium last night.
The Reds were two minutes away from what would have been just their fourth shutout of the season when Stephen Odey plundered a consolation goal for Genk, who also had a first half goal disallowed for a very marginal offside, as per Sky Sports.
Liverpool’s official Twitter account @LFC provided a very terse, to-the-point update about the Belgian side’s 88th-minute goal.
88'- Goal for Genk.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 23, 2019
The move began with Jere Uronen getting away from Dejan Lovren on the left flank and passing the ball off to Dieumerci Ndongala, who had the beating of three Liverpool players before teeing up Odey to score on the turn from just outside the six-yard box. [via UEFA.com]
Many Liverpool fans on Twitter pointed the finger of blame at Lovren for the goal on what was just his third appearance of the season. Here is a selection of the responses:
Imagine Lovren on Dancing On Ice…
— Ryan Crouch (@crouchy7ryan) October 23, 2019
wow (pretends to be shocked it’s Lovren)
— MainManMané (@SheikhSadio) October 23, 2019
I realize we only keep Lovren around to make Mo happy, but come on. This dude needs to go. He’s always been terrible. #LFC
— Christian Jacobs (@PPerfect_CJ) October 23, 2019
Ship Lovren to China for £3m ASAP
— ᶜᶜ (@MrSadioMane) October 23, 2019
Direct result of Lovren being useless, inevitably.
— John Murphy (@realjohnmurphy) October 23, 2019
Announce Lovren never playing again
— Arun (@Kainthyy) October 23, 2019
PLEASE GET RID OF DEJAN I BEG
— B (@FilthyTrent) October 23, 2019
Never play Lovren again
— Karanpal Bhabra (@karanpallll) October 23, 2019
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