It wasn’t the draw away to Watford that has angered Liverpool fans so much but rather the manner in which Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to secure all three points.
The Reds endured a demoralising and somewhat infuriating start to the new Premier League season, conceding a 93rd minute equaliser at Vicarage Road and having to settle for one point as the game ended 3-3.
Defensive frailties that hurt Liverpool so dearly last season were exposed, much to the frustration of fans once again questioning what has been done to rectify this club’s main issue.
From an attacking perspective, Klopp’s side were unsurprisingly outstanding going forward at times and made three goals against a stern Watford defence look like easy work.
A goal-scoring trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah saw their impressive work, ultimately, unrewarded by Liverpool’s sheer inability to defend against set pieces- the source of Watford’s late leveller.
A draw felt very much like a defeat.
Here’s what Reds had to say after the game…
Never in the history of club football has such tepid mediocrity become accepted by so many in such a short period of time. #LFC
— Melwood Mole (@MoleMelwood) August 12, 2017
Should be a wake up call for Klopp, Edwards and everyone involved in recruitment at #lfc
No way we can have this personnel on 1st Sept.
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) August 12, 2017
Pathetic. I honestly do wonder what Klopp works on defensively? It’s defo not set pieces. We’re a bit powder puff too. Need nastiness. #LFC
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) August 12, 2017
Remember all that stuff we said at the end of last season about how #LFC need to strengthen this summer?
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) August 12, 2017
Imagine if there were a two month period when you can bring players and improve your squad! Wouldn’t that be great!? #LFC
— Vlastimir Stevanovic (@vlstastevanovic) August 12, 2017
So predictable. New season, same old #LFC deficiencies. Bizarre that glaring weaknesses have not been dealt with by Klopp
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) August 12, 2017
That game against Watford made it really obvious how bad zonal defending is. I hate it with a passion 😡😡 #lfc
— Vic🤦🏾♂️⚽️ (@manlykvic) August 12, 2017
It’s the same thing season after season when are Liverpool going to address the defence situation 🙈 #LFC
— Bobby (@dutchybob92) August 12, 2017
Can we freaking improve our defense #LFC . Don’t just ruin this season. This can be our season if we act well and play well.
— Manjeet Singh (@Rickshaw_wala) August 12, 2017
I know its only the 1st game of the season but the problems from last season are still there..
Nothing seems to have changed 🤔 #LFC
— Double Tap ! (@mf69red) August 12, 2017
— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) August 12, 2017