Liverpool made it 14 wins out of 15 in the Premier League this season with their Merseyside derby triumph on Wednesday night.
However, Liverpool’s defence was beaten twice by Everton in the opening 45 minutes, first by Michael Keane to make it 2-1 and then by Richarlison on the stroke of half-time to leave the score at 4-2 going into the interval (as tweeted by @LFC).
Six goals at the break in an entertaining #MerseysideDerby.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 4, 2019
Liverpool’s wait for a clean sheet at Anfield this season goes on, while they haven’t shut out a team in any competition since the end of September, and the Reds have now conceded 14 goals in the league already this term after letting in just 22 in the whole of 2018/19 in the division.
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the team’s defending in the derby, with some yearning for the return of the injured Joel Matip:
I really miss Joel Matip you know
— MARVIN™🇰🇪 (@_MarvinOnyango) December 4, 2019
Defence needs to wake up.
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@PrimeFirmino) December 4, 2019
Start defending, thank you
— ²⁹ (@Ifcsxm) December 4, 2019
Zero clean sheets at Home this season
Brendan Rodgers as a Liverpool manager kept more clean sheets at this stage of the season aka 4/4 times 👍
— Steve (@FutbolStxve) December 4, 2019
I really don’t get what has happened to our defence
— •••Ryan••• (@Lfc1997Ryan) December 4, 2019
Four more please .. our defending has reverted back to 2013/14 !! Worrying the amount of goals we are leaking .. no lead feels 100% safe anymore !!
— Dowsey (@fbateallthepies) December 4, 2019
NO MATIP NO CLEAN SHEET pic.twitter.com/mtXTB4Sxot
— Conor (@conorjns) December 4, 2019
Bin our defence.
— GunnarLFC (@GunnarLFC1) December 4, 2019
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