Liverpool fans blame Klopp for Everton opener insisting ‘we’ve nothing to lose’

Jurgen Klopp has felt the wrath of some Liverpool fans over his selection against Everton.

Richarlison did not take long to punish a fragile Reds backline at Anfield in their Premier League showdown.

The Brazilian latched onto a through ball from James Rodriguez after just three minutes, shrugging off pressure from Ozan Kabak and burying his low drive past Alisson.

Midfielfer and captain Jordan Henderson partnered young Deadline Day signing Kabak at centre-half for the third game running.

And there are clear issues for Liverpool defensively without injured quartet Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho.

Ben Davies, bought from Preston at the end of the January transfer window, was once again left on the bench for the Merseyside derby.

And fans feel Klopp should have gone with Henderson in midfield for the crunch clash.

One said on Twitter: “Start Davies in CB FFS. We have nothing to lose anymore. We need Henderson in midfield. KLOPP PLEASE.”

Another added: “Henderson plays like a midfielder in defence, he forgets his role. I'm starting to get tired of Klopp. Why recruit Davies to put him on the bench and kabak is not good, lacking tactical culture…”

A third asked: “Anyone wants to defend Klopp and the players now? If we the Kopites won’t ask for accountability and questions then who will, outsiders?”

“Klopp brought forth foolish players like Jones and Kakak,” a fourth put.

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  • To make matters even worse for Premier League champions Liverpool, Henderson then suffered a muscle injury which forced him off during the first half.

    Nathaniel Phillips was the player chosen to replace Henderson at centre-half as effectively their seventh-choice option alongside Turkish 20-year-old Kabak.

    Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton held onto their lead into the break with the score 1-0 at half time.

    A win for the Toffees – in what would be a first victory in 22 years at Anfield – would see them leapfrog Liverpool into sixth place.

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