Liverpool fluffed their lines in attack during their Champions League opener against Sevilla in group E on Wednesday nights, with a 2-2 draw ensuring the share of the spoils in a game the hosts had several chances to win.
Ben Yedder opened the scoring for the La Liga heavyweights 5 minutes into the start of the clash, thanks to yet another dreadful defending from Liverpool.
16 minutes later Roberto Firmino helped restore parity, while Mohamed Salah later made it 2 goals in the opening 37 minutes for the Reds.
The Brazilian forward, however, had a chance to bury the game from the spot later on, but was denied by the woodwork, with Sergi Rico with no chance of making a save.
A lot of Liverpool fans had a dejavu feeling that the miss could hurt their chances in the end.
True to their fears, it did, as Joaquin Correa again made the most of some slack defending from the Anfield outfit to rescue a share of the spoils for Eduardo Berizzo’s side.
Subsequently, Liverpool sit 2nd on the table after other group members Maribor and Spartak Moscow played out a 1-1 draw.
Lovren’s botched clearance inside the box led to Sevilla’s opener, and despite the awful mistake, manager Jurgen Klopp refused to blame the Croatian international centre-back post-match.
However, the Reds army on Twitter didn’t spare the £20million ex-Southampton man.
Retweet if you’re a better defender than Dejan Lovren
— Aadam (@aadambirmingham) September 13, 2017
Please transition Gomez to CB so I never have to see Dejan Lovren ever again
— Kyle Miltenberger (@KMiltz7) September 13, 2017
This is Dejan Lovren and he’s a professional footballer earning £100,000 a week.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE PEOPLE!! pic.twitter.com/yxMsSVflTU
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) September 13, 2017
I have no idea why Southampton hate us so much & wouldn’t sell us VVD, afterall we gave them 20m for Dejan Lovren
— ‘ (@GerrardsPrime) September 13, 2017
Dejan Lovren trying to defend pic.twitter.com/F1eLipkB7b
— Ashish (@Ashish_LFC) September 13, 2017
Gone to shit here. Battered them, scored 2 and it’s still not enough. The ongoing result of having Dejan Lovren as your centre half.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) September 13, 2017
Another woeful piece of defending from Dejan Lovren. Had to clear his lines there, cannot afford mistakes like that in the Champions League.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) September 13, 2017
That is absolutely dreadful from Dejan Lovren.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 13, 2017
My nan would’ve cleared that cross and she died 3 years ago. I’m very disappointed with Dejan Lovren
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) September 13, 2017
Awful start to the game. Dejan Lovren with another defensive howler; he’s got far too many mistakes in him.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) September 13, 2017
Every passing game is showing that Liverpool’s failure to capture Van Dijk was a fatal error.
Dejan Lovren is simply an abomination.
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) September 13, 2017
Jurgen Klopp gave Dejan Lovren a new contract and decided against signing a new alternative CB (bar VVD)
— Levi (@TheAlonsoRole) September 13, 2017