During an “utterly embarrassing” goal against Napoli, Liverpool’s defense “gives up.”


Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, and Joe Gomez, all stars for Liverpool, can be seen giving up on Wednesday night as Napoli scored freely against them.

After watching his team give up four goals in the final 47 minutes, one of the worst performances of his tenure, Jurgen Klopp was left speechless at the end of the game. More concerning was, however, his defenders’ lack of effort.

Alexander-Arnold and Gomez in particular, who essentially stood still and watched as Napoli sped past them to score goal after goal. Andre Zambo Anguissa breezed through with ease, but Fabinho was not much better, stepping up with a snail’s pace.

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After doubling Napoli’s advantage to 2-0, the former Fulham flop had the relatively simple task of slotting past Alisson, leaving Liverpool in serious trouble.

The situation got worse, though, as Gomez and Alexander-Arnold continued to play clumsily in defense, allowing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia—who is quickly establishing himself as a superstar—to dash past and set up Giovani Simeone for his first Champions League goal, who celebrated in style.

The shocking levels of defending on display left fans speechless, and they ripped into Liverpool, with one saying: “Alexander Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho. Embarrassing.”

“That was ridiculous, utterly embarrassing,” another person tweeted.

And a third person remarked, “What on earth were they doing; nobody had followed the run. They were all motionless.

After two victories in six Premier League games, including a loss to Manchester United, Liverpool’s season has yet to truly begin. This results in the conclusion of another disappointing night for Liverpool. In his explanation of what went wrong in Naples, Klopp acknowledged that there was no excuse.

On BT Sport, he stated: “It was really hard to take, but I’d say not that hard to explain. First off, we didn’t play very well compared to Napoli. That is the initial justification for the loss. Both of the two penalties that we conceded were a little unlucky.

“Neither our defense nor our offense was cohesive. To allow three goals [in the first half] with Alisson in goal, you really have to be awful. It was visible on the field. We weren’t collaborating as a group. We lose games because of this.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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