Liverpool’s hap-hazardous defence continues to flounder as centre-back Ragnar Klavan gifted Southampton winger Nathan Redmond the opener in the first leg of the Reds League Cup semi-final tie at St. Mary’s.
After giving away a cheap penalty against Sunderland last weekend, Klavan’s defensive nightmare continued against Southampton after woefully attempting to clear a Oriol Romeu pass.
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Liverpool entered the halftime break 1-0 down with Redmond’s 20th minute strike the difference between the two sides at the break.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were finalists in last year’s tournament where they were ultimately beaten 3-1 on penalties after playing out a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Wembley.
The defeat marked Klopp’s fourth successive defeat in cup finals with Liverpool’s loss against Sevilla in the Europa League final a few months later making it five in a row for the German.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is desperate to bring success to Liverpool but costly errors like Klavan’s will make that task all the more difficult than it already is, which evidently, has proved to be tough for the German over the last few years.
Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena