Alan Shearer: What Liverpool’s defeat tells me about Jurgen Klopp’s players
The former Newcastle striker wasn't impressed with Liverpool's attitude and application during their 3-2 loss to Swansea
Alan Shearer has accused Liverpool of underestimating their lesser opponents after Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 defeat by Swansea City at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side missed out on the chance to close the gap on their title rivals after Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a 74th-minute winner on Merseyside.
Liverpool had come from 2-0 down to restore parity after Roberto Firmino’s quick-fire brace cancelled out Fernando Llorente’s double at the start of the second half.
The 18-time English champions have failed to win a Premier League game in 2017 so far after stalemates with Sunderland and Manchester United before a 3-2 loss to Swansea.
Liverpool have lost to Burnley, Bournemouth and Swansea in the 2016-17 Premier League season to undermine their title bid.
Speaking to BBC Sport’s Match Of The Day on Saturday night, Shearer was critical of the Liverpool squad after their third defeat of the season.
“They’ve got an excellent record against their title rivals. They’ve never been beaten,” Shearer said.
“They have been beaten by Bournemouth, Swansea, Burnley and drawn with Sunderland which tells me there is something wrong with attitude and application. You can’t just turn up in any game and expect to win the game. They were slow, they were sluggish, they were poor passing and there was no energy about their game.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.
The Reds signed seven players in the summer transfer window.