Liverpool fan and former Premier League striker Mickey Quinn called out Adam Lallana after last night’s 3-1 humiliation at the hands of Leicester City.
The manager-less side showed fight, hunger and energy, three things Liverpool certainly did not at the King Power Stadium.
We thoroughly deserved to lose and in fact were lucky to only go down by a two goal margin.
Lallana has just signed a three-year contract extension on juicy £110k/week wages, but put in a shoddy performance in central midfield, outrun and outplayed by Drinkwater and Ndidi.
“They probably wallowed in the praise from the Spurs game,” Quinn said on talkSPORT, cited in the Star.
“They went to La Manga, had a jolly up there and a bit of team-bonding. They’ve come back like they’ve never played with each other all season.
“Lallana with his extension weighing him down on the pitch, his contract extension and new wage. It was only really Coutinho who was trying something.
“(Sadio) Mane I think that tackle rattled him in the first two minutes, he didn’t seem the same player. (Emre) Can is a squad player for me.”
Quinn’s comments are reactionary, but it’s also hard to disagree with them on the evidence of last night.
In the whole, Liverpool looked afraid on the ball and bereft of both heart and tactical knowledge.
Leicester can only punish teams one way, by freeing Jamie Vardy over the top, but Liverpool insisted on playing a high defence and giving him the space he craves.
A combination of arrogance and naivety that cost us dear.