Joel Matip couldn’t hide his disappointment last night following our 2-2 draw with Sevilla – but more worryingly – he couldn’t hide his confusion either.
The Cameroonian was definitely better than his partner Dejan Lovren at the back, but didn’t cover himself in glory for the first goal and fluffed his lines late on – which almost saw the Spaniards nick an undeserved win.
We find it hard to understand that Matip doesn’t see the basic defensive errors we saw last night and have been watching all season.
“It’s hard to say (what went wrong),” Matip grumbled to the Echo, before switching responsibility to the rest of the team…
“Every player acts for the defence. The two goals don’t look too good.
“They used their chances. Sometimes one or two goals have to be enough to win a game.
“We’ll have to look at them again and see another solution to do better next time. We have to learn from this and ensure it does not happen again.”
What’s most annoying, is as a fan, you can accept when an opponent scores a brilliant goal: an individual effort or a great team move…
But basically all of the goals Liverpool concede are sloppy. Something’s gone wrong in midfield; a defender isn’t standing in the right place; the second-ball hasn’t been cleared.
It’s increasingly boring, frustrating and worrying in equal measure.
The manager has had long enough to sort it out, too.