Liverpool fans react to Basel defeat – and Balotelli’s performance

Liverpool suffered another disappointing result, and performance, in their 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as FC Basel score the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was the same old problems apparent again, with another goal conceded on a set piece, looking toothless in attack and frequently over run in midfield.

Skipper Steven Gerrard expressed his own disappointment at the performance in a match he admitted he expected to win.

Here’s a round-up of reactions from fans and media on social media and in our forums:

Concerns over Mario Balotelli’s performance continued, with just three completed passes in the final third throughout the 90 minutes.

kwala in the forums:

Glaciers have better movement than Ballotelli. He kills us as an attacking force. Can we fuck him and Lambert off at xmas? Neither suit our style of play.

Dave-D in the forums:

Poor build up play and lacking all over the park. And I thought the spurs game was the start of a good season but the more games we play the more it looks unlikely

Ataturk in the forums raised concerns about whether we’ll even qualify from the group:

Really gonna be a struggle to get out of this group now. We can’t afford to lose at Anfield to Real Madrid. Poor set piece defending as usual but we gave too many away, it was inevitable one would eventually go in.