Liverpool lost 3-2 away to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, with supporters left feeling flat after another bad day at the office.
The Reds faced a big challenge at the Emirates, as they came up against a team full of confidence and quality, one sitting at the top of the table.
Liverpool fans took to Twitter to react to the defeat, with many concerned that the Reds simply aren’t the team they used to be.
Arsenal just much better. Say what you will about Oliver, this team is just bad.
— Justin (@RollsonShabbos) October 9, 2022
We’re done aren’t we
— George Reid (@reid1892) October 9, 2022
As it stands we’re a long way off top 4 and it’s October. Not sure I can see us finding any form with this many players low on confidence or past their best especially with a manager seemingly unable to address key issues.
Hurts to see this, but we’ve only ourselves to blame.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) October 9, 2022
Liverpool have gone soft.
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) October 9, 2022
Just don’t get it anymore.
— Karl (@KarlThyer) October 9, 2022
Liverpool were pathetic. Utterly pathetic.
— EPL Index (@EPLIndex) October 9, 2022
Considerably disappointing – the worst start under Klopp. Six games with dropped points.
No one in form, not even the manager or his coaching staff.
Darwin and Diaz were our outlets, as soon as Diaz went off we lost that.
Really hope Diaz's injury isn't serious. Really hope.
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) October 9, 2022
A lot to unpick there. One thing's for certain the league title is none of our business.
— Ian Ryan (@Ian1892T) October 9, 2022
I think this LFC group has reached the end of its cycle, as a whole. Granted, by design, for lack of succession planning in recruitment, bizarre tactical changes, & a severe drop-off in commitment. Strange given last season but we are where we are.
— ML (@FootyML) October 9, 2022
Pathetic. The only positive so far this season is that Liverpool have banked United, Everton — two of which are always hard for the Reds, regardless — and Arsenal, which is increasingly hard, away.
They have been horrendous, but hopefully the break plus a kinder run helps
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) October 9, 2022
Liverpool as close to 18th placed Wolves as they are 5th placed Newcastle.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) October 9, 2022
Decisions etc yeh yeh but the younger,faster,more energetic and a visibly more motivated team won today. We are in massive top 4 battle for this season. We are a Difficult watch right now. Serious issues throughout the spine which has been our strength in last 5 years. #LFC
— Grizz Khan (@GrizzKhan) October 9, 2022
My overriding concern with all this is that Klopp doesn't seem able to be able to correct the issues that keep occurring week after week. Consistently dreadful starts, disorganised defending, porous midfield, disjointed attack, lethargic movement off the ball. What's the fix?
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) October 9, 2022
The problem is we don’t even spend to fix this team. There needs to be a major change in our strategy going forward if we want a new team for Klopp to take forward
— Akki (@Akki_SwagMan) October 9, 2022
This was another game that suggested that Liverpool are now in a genuine crisis, with only two wins coming their way in the league this season.
The Reds are a shadow of the team who looked the best in the world just earlier this year, with so much intensity and focus lacking.
They look a jaded, ageing group of players and Klopp has an enormous job on his hands, in terms of getting his side out of this worrying rut.