Spare a thought for Ragnar Klavan, Reds.
The Estonia captain endured a torrid Sunday as his side were thrashed 8-1 by Belgium in their group H World Cup qualifying match. To make matters even worse, the defender also scored an own goal.
Let’s just hope Liverpool’s Belgian pair Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi don’t give him too much of a hard time. The duo were on the bench but their services weren’t required with Roberto Martinez’s side in full control of the game.
Klavan’s Estonia, as a result, fell down to fifth in their qualifying group having gained only three points from four games. They only sit above Gibraltar, who are yet to earn a point. Belgium’s win saw them move to 12 points to maintain their 100% winning record and retain their place at the top of the group.
Elsewhere, Georginio Wijnaldum played 90 minutes for the Netherlands in their 3-1 win over Luxembourg in their group A qualifying match.
The win saw them move to seven points and up to second place in the group, just behind France who still lead the way at the top with 10 points.
Friday, of course, saw Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson start in England’s 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley.
Sturridge and Lallana both secured their place on the score sheet with headed goals while Jordan Henderson put in a steady display at the heart of the England midfield.
All emerged from their games unscathed, unless you count Klavan who will no doubt be haunted by memories of Estonia’s 8-1 loss for some time.
Never mind, Ragnar. On the bright side, the Premier League is back next weekend.