Liverpool suffered another disappointing result, and performance, in their 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
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:
You need to be hard to beat to do well in Europe and currently it's far too easy to beat this Liverpool side. Struggling in all departments
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) October 1, 2014
Concerns over Mario Balotelli’s performance continued, with just three completed passes in the final third throughout the 90 minutes.
HEAT MAP: Mario Balotelli didn't register a single touch inside FC Basel's penalty area this evening. Too deep. pic.twitter.com/smQf4zGBMv
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 1, 2014
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.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) October 1, 2014
I'd love to hear Borini defended like Balotelli is by some tonight, had he been that dreadful.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) October 1, 2014
Poor today. Poor this season. It'd be more concerning if we didn't have KEY players – that make our system work – to come back in. #LFC.
— Simon Steers (@sisteers) October 1, 2014
If you had confidence in what Rodgers was doing last season he deserves you to believe he has the ability to do it this
— Stephen Davies (@RushianLFC) October 1, 2014
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
And Hendo looks absolutely knackered. That's when you know something's wrong
— Rebecca Parry (@beccaparry10) October 1, 2014
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.