Liverpool have four players to blame for title hopes being over after catastrophic Everton defeat

Liverpool have four players to blame for title hopes being over after catastrophic Everton defeat

WATCH NOW: Sports round-up as Liverpool slump to dire Everton defeat

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/04/2024

- 08:56

Updated: 25/04/2024

- 09:04

The Reds are unlikely to win the Premier League in Jurgen Klopp's last season in charge

Just a few weeks ago, it looked as though Liverpool would be competing with Manchester City and Arsenal for the Premier League title until the last game of the season.

Yet that doesn't look like it will happen, with the Merseyside giants going off the boil.

A draw with Manchester United has been followed up by dire defeats to Crystal Palace and Everton, with their title hopes in tatters as a result.

On Wednesday, they knew they couldn't afford to lose to Everton.

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Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez were poor during the club's defeat to Everton on Wednesday night


Yet goals from Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewis consigned the Reds to a nightmare defeat.

Liverpool remain second in the league table as things stand.

Yet with Manchester City having two games in hand, and Arsenal flying under Mikel Arteta, it would take a miracle for Jurgen Klopp to win a second Premier League title.

Results, and performances, haven't been good enough in recent times.

So GB News now takes a look at four players who have let the club down during those moments, with February's Carabao Cup triumph looking likely to be Klopp's last trophy with the club.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is one of the best players in Liverpool's entire history.

But the Egypt international has been off the boil for weeks and, against both Everton and Palace, offered precious little in attack.

Salah was the worst player on the pitch at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, with the match appearing to simply pass him by.

With Klopp going, it'll be intriguing to see if the 32-year-old follows suit.

Salah has just one year left on his Liverpool deal and, with clubs from Saudi Arabia keen on bringing him to the Middle East, a departure could suit all parties.

Darwin Nunez

There is a player in Darwin Nunez.

The problem for Liverpool is, however, that the Uruguay international lacks the ruthlessness required in front of goal at the very highest level.

Nunez missed big chances during the defeat to Palace and, against Everton, spurned a glorious opportunity to level when his side were 1-0 down.

The former Benfica star also struggled with the basics, such as controlling the ball.

He must do better, and fast, if he's to become the world-class asset Klopp clearly feels he can be.


Ibrahima Konate

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Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate was poor on Wednesday night during his side's Premier League defeat to Everton


For the most part, Ibrahima Konate has been a dependable player for Liverpool since arriving from RB Leipzig three years ago.

He has had two absolute shockers, however, with the Reds paying the ultimate price.

Konate should have done better in the defeat to Palace, with the centre-back failing to prevent Eberechi Eze from netting the only goal of the game.

And he was abysmal against Everton, giving away needless fouls and failing to stamp any authority on the match.

Liverpool may need a better centre-back to go alongside Virgil van Dijk if they're to win the Premier League title next season. Arne Slot, take note.

Curtis Jones

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Liverpool star Curtis Jones was off the pace during his side's 2-0 defeat to Everton


Curtis Jones missed a glaring opportunity against Palace, costing his side a point.

And the midfielder was poor against Everton, too.

Jones was too slow on the ball and didn't make any impact whatsoever before being hooked after an hour.

Two flat showings, albeit the one against Palace was off the bench, have lost Liverpool the title.

Jones does, however, have the potential to improve and be a vital part of the next Liverpool side - regardless of who ends up replacing Klopp in the dugout.

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