More Liverpool players were involved in Brazil’s 1-1 stalemate with Panama than England’s 5-0 thumping of Czech Republic.
I say ‘involved’ but both Alisson and Fabinho started on the bench for their national team – only Bobby Firmino featured from kick-off, but he was taken off 15 minutes into the second half.
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) March 23, 2019
We can’t escape Everton’s Richarlison being on the pitch and having Everton and Weverton on the bench – can we? Ha!
Back to the Reds: Manchester City’s Ederson was preferred in goal but it didn’t take long for this decision to get some stick.
Brazil's 1st goal conceded since the WC. Thats what you get for resting Alisson and picking his ball-machine loader 🙈 https://t.co/5qwNd3Yj7b
— Futbol: O Jogo Bonito (@DavidC_LFC) March 23, 2019
You have to feel if Alisson and Fabinho were involved from the start then Brazil may have been able to maintain a clean sheet.
Fans took to Twitter to express their aversion in the exclusion of the Liverpool stars from the off – with the focus definitely on the man between the sticks.
Ederson is obviously a world class goalkeeper, but some Liverpool fans joked that international friendlies are his level!
Its his level of competition… A friendly
— Siyabonga Tshabalala (@Shaka_______) March 23, 2019
Some rest for Alisson and Fabinho. Bobby please no injuries 🙏🏼 https://t.co/gMgsZImzu4
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) March 23, 2019
Maybe Tite is just experimenting to see how it goes.
— Paulo Freitas (@Cynegeticus) March 23, 2019
— footballnews (@footynews34) March 23, 2019
Firmino off with no injury
— Josh (@jpflfc) March 23, 2019
Don't think this would have happened if Fabinho and Alisson were on the pitch 😏 https://t.co/AHPgDg0xEd
— Paisley Gates (@ThePaisleyGates) March 23, 2019
Alisson < Ederson < Cássio
— Roque ⚪️⚫️ (@JPedroroque17) March 23, 2019
Against 2 of the best players… Ederson conceded against an 19 year old and some guy who probably doesn't even play football full time
— 🇧🇷 (@AlissonFIair) March 23, 2019