Liverpool Journalists React to Manchester United Defeat

Stephen Killen
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The dusk is finally starting to settle, Liverpool have just one win in their last six. They bowed out the FA Cup fighting but the defeat left a sour taste in many Liverpool fans and reporters alike. Some positives could be drawn from the five-goal thriller as Mohamed Salah ended the goal drought.

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Whilst Roberto Firmino was one of the standout performers with his two assists and commitment. However, the bigger paints a harrowing tale. The Reds youngster Rhys Williams was on the wrong end of a mistake, which highlighted the need for defensive reinforcements.

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have clearly stated that there will be no additions in January and reports point towards a busy summer at Anfield. But the outlook for the rest of the season is bleak.

If there are no additions to the back four, Liverpool’s defence of the Premier League title seems fruitless and almost surrendered.

The general consensus of the high-profile Reds reporters was that criticism directed at Liverpool’s 19-year-old defender was unjust and brought Jurgen Klopp’s defensive frailties to the foreground

Overall, how did the Liverpool reporters react to the defeat?

James Pearce – The Athletic

‘Liverpool need a quick fix at centre-back – it’s unfair to rely on a 19-year-old’

James Pearce pointed out that although the FA Cup wasn’t top of the German Head Coach’s priorities, this defeat will of struck a chord and illustrates warning signs in the months to come.

Read the full story and analysis.

Paul Gorst – Liverpool Echo

Manchester United defeat highlights Liverpool’s real FSG concern

Paul delivers a harsh verdict as Liverpool crash out at the Fourth Round and sinfully acknowledges that despite Liverpool’s ambitions, yesterday’s defeat will do little to sway their stance.

Read the full story.

David Maddock – Daily Mirror

Keep up to date with the Daily Mirror North West Correspondent.

Ian Doyle – Liverpool Echo

‘Mohamed Salah sends message as Manchester United teach cynical lesson’

Despite only a matter of points separating the two rivals, Ian Doyle believes that the Reds should replicate one of the tactics from their adversary.

Catch the latest from the Liverpool Echo.

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Melissa Reddy – The Independent

‘Manchester United expose Liverpool’s urgent need to strengthen at centre-back

The Independent’s Senior Football Reporter, Melissa Reddy, noted that in a previously smooth machine that Liverpool operated has been disjointed in the latter stages of 2020 and the beginning of the new decade, pinpointing something isn’t right.

Read Melissa’s full report.

Comment: Jamie Carragher

A sad reflection of the current state of social media, one which the Liverpool legend captures perfectly.
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LFC TR Verdict

It was very disappointing to lose to United, improvement is needed, this is a very bitter pill to swallow.

Defensively we have to look back and wonder why we haven’t brought in a defender in the window.

No discredit to Fabinho’s work but we need him further forward, the experiment has failed Williams’ inexperience showed with the mistake but you can’t blame the youngster.

Read the full LFCTR Verdict here.

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