Sky pundit questions Liverpool La Manga trip after shocking display v Leicester
By Amir Mir
Gary Neville has slammed Liverpool and questioned their recent trip to La Manga following their “shocking” display against Leicester on Monday night.
The Reds, who last played a match on February 11, opted to go on a mini break to Spain as their next match was going to be played on February 27.
That encounter was against the Premier League champions, a game they went on to lose 3-1, despite their opponents playing two matches and sacking their manager during that time.
Former Manchester United defender Neville wasn’t impressed with their display, in particular, the first half where they conceded two goals and produced a lacklustre display.
At half-time, former England international Neville didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Reds as he questioned their recent trip on Sky Sports.
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“You can talk about Liverpool’s defending, you know that woeful, they have conceded 50 goals a season for the last four seasons,” Neville told Monday Night football. “But the players in front of them, they haven’t strung a pass together. I cannot think about three or four passes.
“They have been absolutely shocking. Two weeks break? What were they doing in La Manga?”
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the home team when Marc Albrighton’s brilliant first-time pass opened up the Reds defence as the England international went on to slot home.
Thereafter, the away defence failed to clear the danger from a corner as midfielder Danny Drinkwater volleyed home a magnificent effort from outside the area.
After the break, the Foxes doubled their lead when Adam Lallana and Clyne failed to stop Christian Fuchs cross which was headed in by Vardy.
Klopp’s side did pull one back through Philippe Coutinho as the Merseyside club missed out on a chance to move into the top four.
In other Liverpool news, this senior trio should be axed following their defeat against the Foxes.