Wednesday 21 February 2018

'We got three goals against him with the Faroes' - Brian Kerr slates Liverpool defender after dismal display

Klavan in action against Burnley and (right) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Klavan in action against Burnley and (right) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool talks with Ragnar Klavan during a training session
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Liverpool looked like serious title challengers as they ripped Arsenal apart last weekend but their old defensive failings were exposed by Burnley this afternoon.

After conceding three goals in victory at the Emirates, Jurgen Klopp's men allowed two soft goals in defeat this afternoon as Liverpool came crashing back down to earth with a thud.

Last weekend's scapegoat, Alberto Moreno, was dropped in favour of James Milner, but Liverpool's rearguard wasn't able to keep out the home side.

Estonian international Ragnar Klavan was caught out for the second goal, and Brian Kerr gave a blunt assessment of his ability on Premier League Live on Today FM.

Kerr, who managed the Faroe Islands against Klavan's Estonia side, says that he pegged him as a weakness back then.

"Still slow enough build-up from the back between Klavan, Lovren and Henderson," Kerr said about Liverpool's first half effort.

"I must say about Klavan, they surprised me when they signed him. He plays for Estonia, he has about 120 caps. He played against the Faroes when I was in the Faroes and I remember studying him before the match and thinking he was a bit of a weak link. I never thought he was a fella who would be playing for Liverpool in the Premier League. Maybe my judgement wasn't very good but we got three goals against him with the Faroes."

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