Liverpool fans have been destroying the Reds’ defence after footage emerged on Twitter of the the mistake that led to Shrewsbury Town’s equalising goal.
This comes after Liverpool fan Twitter account @AnfieldWatch shared a post on their official page that included a video originally shared by @EmiratesFACup of Jason Cummings’ second goal of the 2-2 draw and the error from Lovren that led to it.
Is Dejan Lovren to blame for Shrewsbury's second goal?
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Liverpool fans who were quick to slam their defence.
Here’s what these Liverpool fans had to say:
If you have Lovren,what do you expect ?. We all know he just recovered from an injury but this should be basic defending from a WC finalist
— mandalorian (@kwabena_ba4) January 26, 2020
Calamitous Lovren @LFC
— I’m Exodux (@am_gxxx) January 27, 2020
Matip and Lovren its a recipe for disaster
— DontPhickWithAnfield ?????? (@VaughnBlessed) January 27, 2020
What’s Lovre doing?? ???
— KMike (@SalzLFC) January 26, 2020
The footage shows the Croatian mistime his tackle on Cumming who was running through on goal before slotting the ball past Adrian in the Liverpool goal. This error then resulted in Lovren getting a match rating of 6.0 according to WhoScored, the second-lowest of any Liverpool player. After this footage emerged, many Liverpool fans took the time out to share their criticisms on Lovren and his error.
It is shambolic but you need to consider this back four have never played together and you can see it.
— Shayla (@shaycooki) January 27, 2020
Missed header. Then the missed tackle. No commitment to either attempt to win the ball.
— Stephen Case (@stethematch) January 27, 2020
@BretlfcMartin terrible defending
— Christopher Rushton (@Rushdog14) January 26, 2020
What do we think?
This piece of poor-defending from Lovren just goes to show how little mistakes like that can have big consequences. Now that the match finished a draw, it means Jurgen Klopp’s team will need to play the League One side again to decide which team will make it to the next round of the competition.