Former Liverpool great asking Klopp to consider the future of Martin Skrtel
Martin Skrtel has come under fire recently because of his bad performances in recent Liverpool game.
The latest has been in the match against Southampton where Liverpool conceded 3 goals following his introduction.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has asked Klopp to consider the future of Martin Skrtel. He believes that Liverpool need reinforcement in the defence if they are going to challenge for silverware next season.
Liverpool was leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge. But with DejanLovren getting a yellow card in the first half, Jurgen Klopp did not want to take any chance and sent in Martin Skrtel. This was a big mistake given the current form of the defender.
As soon as he was on the pitch, the defender conceded a free-kick which the Liverpool defence will deal with but in the 49th minute, Skrtel will concede a penalty.
Fortunately for him, Mignolet will make a brilliant save to deny Sadio Mane.
However, the defender’s game did not improve during the match and the Liverpool’s defence that was rock solid in the first half began to look shaky. Liverpool will concede their first goal in the 64th minute to revive Southampton hopes of getting a result.
And in the 83rd minute, Pelle will equalise for Southampton before Sadio Mane scored the winning goal.
Again it was Skrtel who was at fault in the last goal.
His poor performance has sparked violent reactions on Twitter where Liverpool fans have been blaming him for the lost. They believe that another defender will have helped strengthen the defence and helped them win the 3 points.
Although he agrees with the decision of Jurgen Klopp to replace Lovren, John Aldridge believes that it should have been Toure the substitute.