Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday and after the loss, Andy Robertson and Mo Salah were on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from Roy Keane.
Mario Lemina scored for Fulham in the 45th minute of the match and full-back Robertson and forward Mo Salah were both part guilty for allowing the midfielder to snatch the ball right on the edge of their own penalty box. And naturally, pundit Roy Keane did not hold back.
Keane said, via Mirror: “It’s a lovely technique but it’s shocking from Liverpool’s point of view.
“Set-piece, obviously Robertson has got to do better. Salah – okay, it’s not one of his strengths – outmuscled. But it’s a lovely technique, the way he gets across the ball and they deserve it.
“It’s not a great delivery, I think Robertson has got to do better, Salah has got to be stronger, he cannot lose it there. Fantastic strike but it’s amazing what’s happened to this Liverpool team. They’re a shadow of themselves.
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“Salah… not good enough, not strong enough, [no] desire but Robertson has got to do better as well.
“You’ve got to get a better header than that away.”
Mo Salah played down the middle on Sunday and the Egyptian had one of the worst outings in recent memory. Whoscored has given him a rating of 5.3 and the plan to use him as a centre-forward clearly backfired.
Robertson was also poor on Sunday and despite having 96 touches of the ball, the left-back failed to create anything constructive throughout the match.
Liverpool have been really average since the start of the new year and Jurgen Klopp does not seem to have any solution to this. On Sunday, the Reds got a handful of chances to equalize but they just could not apply that crucial final touch. And to make matters worse, some Liverpool players made a series of individual errors, something which cost them three valuable points.