"Frustrating", "Useless" — Liverpool Fans Disagree With Klopp Decision Despite Brighton Win

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Despite being far from their best, Liverpool managed to return to winning ways in the Premier League with an ultimately comfortable 1-0 win against Brighton this afternoon.

Even though it was a much improved second half, with a moment of Salah magic proving the difference between the two sides, the first half was a particularly frustrating affair and many fans pointed to Klopp’s decision to play Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum as a midfield two as the main factor behind this.

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Against Chris Hughton’s organised, deep-block defence, Liverpool looked insipid and unimaginative in the first-half at the Amex, with the midfield pairing being partially responsible; in spite of the large amount of possession, there was a lack of creativity going forward and the majority of passes appeared to go backwards.

Fans suggested that Wijnaldum and Henderson shouldn’t even play together, while there were plenty of calls for Fabinho and Naby Keita:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool improved significantly after the break and both Henderson and Wijnaldum contributed more, at points it cried out for someone to drive the ball forward and to try and link up the attack, as opposed to aimless balls forward or backwards passes.

A centre-back crisis forced Fabinho to trade the centre of the park for the centre of defence, where he generally did well, while Naby Keita got a few minutes at the end in place of Sadio Mane.

Keita has been mainly underwhelming since his arrival from RB Leipzig in the summer but he’s shown glimpses of just how talented he is and what he can offer this side; you have to hope he shows his capabilities sooner rather than later.

 

 

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