The mood after Liverpool’s latest setback has been lifeless. Jurgen Klopp’s players have understandably been quiet on social media following the 2-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday.
That was probably for the best. In the aftermath of another calamitous Anfield display, words could do very little to rectify what represents the club’s worse home run since 1923.
Surprisingly, the first player to break the social media silence from a Liverpool perspective is goalkeeper Adrian.
Liverpool were beaten by Everton yesterday at Anfield for the first time since the 20th century. It was a fourth consecutive home defeat, too, leaving the Reds with just four wins in their previous 14 matches.
Adrian’s message was to the point. The veteran goalkeeper certainly has been around long enough in the game to understand how the fans feel.
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Former Liverpool duo Jerzy Dudek and Jose Enrique were quick to back-up the 34-year-old’s words of encouragement on Instagram.
There is no making up for such a wretched run of results, especially from the reigning champions. Still, Liverpool supporters have been sympathetic to the number of mitigating circumstances currently working against Klopp.
For one, last night saw another injury setback fall at the feet of the reigning English champions. With Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho already on the sidelines, Klopp can add his club-captain, Jordan Henderson, as his latest Liverpool defensive casualty.
If that wasn’t enough, Liverpool saw VAR conspire against them once again in a Merseyside derby, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin won a spot-kick under the most dubious of circumstances.
At times, it has seemed that everything that could have gone wrong for Liverpool this season has gone wrong.
The root of the club’s problems does not take a forensic investigator to work out, however, the response from Liverpool is a much more precarious issue.
Still, Adrian’s message reigns true. Now is not the time for division. Too much has been achieved in such a quick period of time to doubt whether or not this group of players are still capable of turning a corner.
Make no mistake, things will soon get better – they cannot possibly get any worse, after all.