“Not what fans want to see,” “decent cameos” from youngsters – Liverpool fans react to 3-0 defeat to Napoli

28 July 2019

Liverpool produced a flat showing as they lost 3-0 to Napoli on Sunday afternoon, with supporters concerned by what they saw.


Liverpool 0-3 Napoli

Pre-Season Friendly (6), Murrayfield Stadium
28 July, 2019

Goals: Insigne 17′, Milik 28, Younes 52′


The Reds took on the Italian giants in Edinburgh, as they edge towards the start of a new Premier League season.

It was an afternoon to forget for Jurgen Klopp and his players, unfortunately, as they were put to the sword by Napoli.

Liverpool never got going at Murrayfield and first-half goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik swiftly saw the Reds 2-0 down.

Amin Younes completed the scoring early in the second half, as Klopp’s men failed to produce any kind of a response.

Here’s the best of the fan reaction on social media and our forums.

 

The nature of the performance concerned some…

“This team needs to strengthen..a wake up call to management” – Adha Bwana Kum on Facebook.

“Just getting a tad concerned now, new season less than two weeks away.” – WooltonRed on the forums.

 

Defensive ineptitude was focused on, especially an out-of-sorts Trent Alexander-Arnold…

“TAA cut open often. Teams will watch that and continue to target him I suspect” – jackh1092 on the forums.

 

The youngsters were praised, including debutant Harvey Elliott…

“That last 10 mins is a performance of the next generation of young guns” – NiTa AhIm on Facebook.

“Young lads all looked sharper and more lively, Brewster will push Origi down the pecking order regardless of what he did last year I reckon.” – T.C.B. on the forums.

 

Finally, some emphasised that it was still only a pre-season game and the meaningful action yet lies ahead.

“Not gonna press the panic button. It’s pre-season. Warm-up games for everyone.” – Ewan Ishmael on Facebook.

“If we are still losing games 3-0 when the season begins, I’ll be concerned, but not before that.” – Hope in your heart on the forums.

 

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