I think the reaction is way over the top for our centre backs
Were they good? No
Were they poor? No, a poor performance is making mistakes they should be making
These two are average, championship level centre backs is what I would say or lower tier premier league
Not sure why anyone is surprised they don’t drop off or position correctly because it is their limitation!
Our three very good centre backs are out injured and we are using the reserve ones not good enough to get in top teams.
Please remember that before having a go at them, they are playing at their best, I saw a piece by Carra highlighting the positioning errors they were making but we were getting away with it, it was small errors noticeable to a top cb but not most of us. Tonight they just got exposed for what they are, average players trying their best against a very good offensive team
The real fury should be with out midfield and full backs which is why klopp mentioned it. They are abysmal especially the guy running down his contract and being reward with being captain for doing it! He broke down so many attacks and just got in the way
Klopp did make an error, the focus should have been to keep the ball as much as we can, play Thiago as he was our best midfield player when he came on? Why was he the best by far because he lost the ball far less! Everyone else couldn’t keep it
Bobby should have started and he should have played closer to the midfield keeping it a 4 and winning the battle vs their 3
I can’t even talk about Trent, it was that bad as was Robbo and mane
Our worst players on the pitch were not the cb, it was our full backs, it was mane and the captain running down his contract!
This all has come back to bite us had we just planned properly at the start of the season, imagine a world class team trying to win trophies going into a season with three proper cb with one being a crock when normally teams go with 4
Yup we did that and have paid the price for being cheap and poor planning by the whole club
My point of this is to look at experienced guys and not the cb, they are playing at their level, it’s the others who let us down by making it far more difficult for them by not keeping the ball
We had such a good chance of smothering their mid but instead made it easy