BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 20, 2016: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson of Liverpool battles for the ball with George Boyd of Burnley in action the FA Premier League match at Turf Moore. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

“Most consistently inconsistent team” – Liverpool fans react to defeat at Burnley

Liverpool’s second game of the season ended in defeat as the Reds’ poor performance led to a 2-0 loss against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Daniel Sturridge and James Milner returned to the starting line-up but failed to make an impact whilst Sadio Mane, who was kept out of the squad due to a shoulder injury, was missed.

After a week of heavy criticism, it came as no surprise to see Alberto Moreno dropped to the bench but Liverpool’s defensive woes continued as Burnley scored within the opening two minutes of the game.

A misplaced pass from Nathaniel Clyne saw Sam Vokes fire into the top of the net to score the Clarets’ first goal against Liverpool in the Premier League era.

Burnley sat back and allowed Liverpool to press forward but the Reds were unable to break down their defence and the home side continued to cause problems on the counter-attack.

Andre Gray grabbed Burnley‘s second after Sturridge lost the ball in the attacking half and the Clarets took advantage of one of many successful counter-attacks.

The result mirrored the score in March 2015 when the two sides last met, with Liverpool coming away as 2-0 victors. Instead, Liverpool fans were left pondering whether their defence will ever strengthen up and if they’re in for another inconsistent season.

Here’s how social media reacted to the disappointing defeat and it certainly wasn’t positive…

charliewah on the This Is Anfield live blog

Conceded 5 in two games, what are they doing in training?

Hau5fly on the This Is Anfield live blog

This pattern needs to be broken, one good win followed by one poor loss is going to get us nowhere, well actually about 8th. So no change then

Whatsinaname? in the comments section

Spineless, gutless performance. No leadership in the centre. 10 more days to make some signings and fix this mess. Strip Hendo of the captaincy to start with.

Onero on the live forum

LFC – most consistently inconsistent team in the EPL.

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