By Amir Mir
Football Insider analyses the three talking points as Liverpool are beaten 3-1 at Leicester on Monday night.
Can, Milner and Lucas should be axed
Horrific display from the trio who produced an extremely poor performance as their team were outplayed by the Premier League champions. No matter how experienced the duo of James Milner and Lucas Leiva are, one thing is for sure, they are not defenders. Jurgen Klopp has made a mistake in not bringing in another specialist centre-back, more certainly a bigger mistake in not purchasing a specialist left-back during the last transfer windows. In midfield, Emre Can simply couldn’t deal with Jamie Vardy and looked well and truly lost. The senior trio should be axed for the their next clash against Arsenal.
Liverpool will miss out on the top four
Before the season that started with hopes that the Reds could potentially lift the Premier League title, now they will be looking above them and thinking about how they can get back into the top four. A win against the Foxes would have seen the Merseyside club move into the top four, but recent performances have suggested that may not happen. With the current run Tottenham are on, current form of the Manchester clubs, it is fair to say that Liverpool could, yet again, miss out on a Champions League place.
Wide players needed
It is usually Liverpool who press their opponents into mistakes, but that was the medicine being received by the away team. They simply couldn’t hack the work rate and constant pressure from the Foxes. At times, using the width you have, targeting the wide areas can open that game up. But, for the Reds, they don’t have that and it is an area that Klopp should invest in the summer. The quality and depth in his squad is too thing and adding more attacking threat out wide will help massively.
In other Liverpool news, supporters raged on Twitter to this 30-year-old starting against the Foxes.