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‘Nothing Performance’ ‘No End Product’ – Fans on Twitter Tear In To Liverpool Midfielder’s Performance Against Red Star

Not many players came out of Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade yesterday with much credit. The midfield especially came in for much criticism for its display.

Between them, Adam Lallana, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum did not win a single tackle last night.

With Milner and Wijnaldum still having some credit in the bank from previous performances this season, Lallana came in for the heaviest criticism from fans on Twitter:

The lack of creativity from midfield is also a serious concern. The Reds didn’t have a shot on target until the last 20 minutes of the game yesterday. Not replacing Philippe Coutinho in the summer could come back to haunt Jurgen Klopp it seems.

However, it must be said, they coped pretty well without a number 10 in the second half of last season, with workhorses like Wijnaldum, Milner and captain Jordan Henderson forming a formidable trio at times.

With the front three not firing on all cylinders, though, it seems the need for more creativity is more urgent. A stopgap will likely be to give Xherdan Shaqiri more game time in the middle of the pitch, with perhaps a move for a playmaker in the works for January.