Date: 24th September 2018 at 10:30am
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Southampton made the difficult trip up to Anfield at the weekend to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

With their form and current winning streak it was never going to be an easy game, but the frustration for fans was once again we seemed to make life easy for the opposition by sitting off and effectively inviting pressure onto ourselves – and defensively we cannot withstand pressure – and they took a 3-0 lead within the opening 45 minutes.

Arguably you can say we improved second half but for many that was owing to Liverpool relaxing rather than us actually showing signs of improvement.

Centre-half Wesley Hoedt hasn’t had a great time of things so far in 2018/19 but manager Mark Hughes seems incapable of actually making changes to our backline and giving Maya Yoshida or Jan Bednarek a proper chance, so I can’t blame the player here as his confidence must be shot and Hughes keeps hanging him out to dry.

The own goal certainly didn’t help his standing from the day but as the above comments show, some aren’t quite as understanding as I’m trying to be as he’s almost being hammered by fans on social media in each and every game now and he needs taking out of the firing line so he can relax up and refocus as he hasn’t become awful overnight.

 

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