“Skrtel has no place here anymore” – Liverpool fans react to 2nd half collapse at Southampton

20 March 2016
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Liverpool blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday, and we bring you the best social media reaction from during and after the game.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side concede a third goal to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A horrific afternoon down south was going so well for much of the afternoon, but it ended in horrible fashion for Jurgen Klopp and his side.

Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge both scored to see the Reds race into a 2-0 first-half lead, but it all went wrong when Martin Skrtel replaced Dejan Lovren at half-time.

Despite Simon Mignolet saving Sadio Mane‘s penalty, the Southampton substitute scored twice and Graziano Pelle also found the net, as the Saints stunned Liverpool late in the day.

It was an afternoon that surely saw the Reds’ top-four hopes extinguished, and was a defeat that really hurt. It started off so well, too.

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Jon Flanagan was named captain, and supporters reacted with great joy:

https://twitter.com/Kloppholic/status/711532010746060801

https://twitter.com/Ste_Halliwell11/status/711533649469050880

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Coutinho and Sturridge put the Reds in total control early on:

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norwegian wood on the forum:

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Studge! Lovely finish, pulls the trigger extremely quickly there – as he does.

Really swift attack that. Out of trouble, down the line, good run by Origi. Very nice.

It was a magnificent opening 45 minutes from Klopp’s men, and they were deservedly lauded at the interval:

RJK on the forum:

Good half. Open game. Thankfully the ref saw their penalty for what it was. On recent displays, I’d back Joe to keep his place. Played much better than what we’ve seen from Henderson of late.

theres always tomorrow on the forum:

Good first half for us. Could have been 5-0 but for a bit of luck. Can’t complain too much.

Then it all went horribly wrong, however, with the fans almost solely blaming Skrtel:

Hope in your heart on the forum:

The players have no-one else but themselves to blame for this. Shocking mid-table mentality.

rupzzz on the forum:

I don’t think Klopp will allow that to happen again. Glad I missed the game now.

https://twitter.com/mattladson/status/711576070999429120

Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments below.

SOUTHAMPTON 3-2 LIVERPOOL


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