Gary Neville: Liverpool look a ‘sad team’ under Jurgen Klopp
The Man United legend admits Liverpool look like a "sad team" under Jurgen Klopp
Gary Neville has described Liverpool as a “sad team” after their 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
England international Harry Kane and Son Heung-min scored early goals to put Spurs in charge at the home of English football before Liverpool summer signing Mohamed Salah halved the deficit.
Dele Alli scored the crucial game of the top-six clash after the midfielder restored Tottenham’s two-goal cushion with a close-range finish before Kane completed the rout to seal a 4-1 win.
Liverpool have failed to win their last three Premier League games and have only managed to win one of their last eight top-flight fixtures to leave the Reds in ninth place in the table.
The Merseyside outfit have also lost 5-0 to Manchester City at The Etihad to underline their defensive problems despite signing four new players in the summer transfer window.
Former Manchester United defender Neville felt Liverpool looked a downbeat team following their performance at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
“Liverpool have got a very good side – they’ve been one of the best sides for us to watch over the last two or three years and I say that as a neutral looking at all the Premier League teams in terms of their energy, their enthusiasm,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“[On Sunday] they looked like a sad team. It’s the first time I’ve seen that under Jurgen Klopp.”
Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League last term to secure a return to the Champions League to underline their progress under Klopp since his appointment in 2015.
However, the Merseyside outfit have started to plateau under the German coach this term.