Agbonlahor points the finger as 'shambolic' Van Dijk footage emerges from Liverpool
The lack of communication between Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez epitomises the “shambles” Liverpool are currently in, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker pointed the finger at Gomez after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds United last weekend (30 October).
The 25-year-old inadvertently provided the assist for Leeds’ opening goal when his backpass fell into the path of Rodrigo who finished into an open net.
He was dropped to the bench for the 2-0 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night (2 November) as Ibrahima Konate partnered Van Dijk.
“I think Van Dijk, where is he going? Van Dijk should be back trying to give him an angle,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Gomez is definitely in the wrong the most but if he’s passing the ball back why isn’t Van Dijk back there?
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“It just shows they are not talking, there’s no communication.
“We all got carried away by a couple of good games by Gomez. He’s had a few bad games after that.
“Liverpool are just a shambles at the moment. The biggest thing for me is that teams are attacking them more, teams aren’t sitting back.
“The tactics to beat Liverpool are to attack them, don’t sit back. That’s a worry.
“Liverpool used to be a team that teams were scared to attack and it was clean sheets galore. Now they can’t buy a clean sheet.”
Liverpool have only kept four clean sheets in 12 Premier League games this term.
Their 9-0 win over Bournemouth at the beginning of the season means they still have the best goal difference outside of the top four.