After being beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Anfield this afternoon, fans have been voicing their opinions on Twitter.
Although lots of people rightly pointed out we weren’t at the same level as we were against Arsenal in mid-week, most of the scorn was poured over Van Gaal for his incredibly boring “park the bus” tactics.
Sadly, the result means we now face a serious uphill battle in order to qualify for the 2016-17 Champions League – we’re six points behind the Mancs in fifth, eight behind Spurs in fourth, and a mammoth 13 behind shock leaders Leicester City.
At what point should Klopp start prioritising the Europa League campaign over the EPL season? Is that now our best hope of qualification?
Read the reaction, and let us know your thoughts:
The majority now starting to realise just how big a job klopp got on his hands. People thought we were title contender 5/6 weeks ago
— Craig Austin (@ozzylfc24) January 17, 2016
Must say overall we defended quite well. United had very few clear cut chances. Can better in second half and Sakho played well. #LFC
— Dave O’Connell (@DaveOCKOP) January 17, 2016
Look at that United team today. *They’re* going to finish above us. That’s why I can’t write the season off and accept this shite.
— Brenzie (@Brenzie) January 17, 2016
We work hard, we create but we have no one who can do what Rooney or De Gea did today.
— Karl (@TheCenci) January 17, 2016
For the most part we defended well, Sakho was superb. Firmino flitted in & out, Henderson was decent, Can anonymous for large periods. #LFC
— Sam Drury (@SamDrury11) January 17, 2016
We paid out £77m for Lallana, Benteke, and Lovren.
— Doc (@ManhattanDoc) January 17, 2016
Van Gaal had no answers to the tactics of that game and looked hopeless. Got luck with L’pools weak spot, their poor defending of corners.
— Paul Helsby (@paulhelsby) January 17, 2016
Get twatted most of the game and score the winner from a corner. Proper Tony Pulis tactics from Van Gaal, that.
— Chris (@NotEvenScouse) January 17, 2016
Van Gaal’s shit tactics bored Liverpool to sleep and then steal the win.Pathetic.
— ☆NAVIN BABU☆ (@NavinRB) January 17, 2016
Van Gaal’s boring tactics deserve nothing
— Tom Fisher (@_TomFisher_) January 17, 2016