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‘He’s just not good enough’: One Liverpool star widely targeted following Arsenal stalemate

‘He’s just not good enough’: One Liverpool star widely targeted following Arsenal stalemate

 

Liverpool’s supporters have flooded to social media this evening, to highlight their frustrations with one member of the club’s frontline.

Arsenal stand tall

Jurgen Klopp’s men marked their return to action a short time ago.

After cruising into the 4th-round of the FA Cup at the expense of minnows Shrewsbury at the weekend, the Reds tonight welcomed Arsenal to Anfield, hoping to take a significant step towards the finale of the Carabao Cup, in the rescheduled first-leg of their tie with the Gunners.

And, when Granit Xhaka was given his marching orders inside 25 minutes for a last-man challenge on Diogo Jota, Liverpool looked well on their way to precisely that:

Unfortunately for Klopp and co., however, when all was said and done, they simply couldn’t manage to produce the one moment of quality required to secure a first-leg advantage.

A stout Arsenal backline, led by the near faultless Ben White, ultimately stood tall, to keep themselves firmly in the tie ahead of next week’s return leg in north London.

‘Not good enough’

Whilst the Gunners will no doubt return to base in the capital delighted with a superb result on Thursday evening, though, back on Merseyside, the inquest will now get underway.

Though they were unable to call on the talents of star attackers Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane versus Arsenal, the near full-strength XI called upon by Jurgen Klopp should nevertheless have simply had too much for a depleted Arsenal outfit.

In turn, on the back of the action coming to a close on Thursday night, it should not come as all that much of a surprise to hear of the Liverpool faithful being up in arms.

The likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner and Diogo Jota have all been singled out for deserved criticism, owing to hugely underwhelming individual displays.

None, however, has been more widely targetted than the seldom-utilised Takumi Minamino.

This comes after the Japanese international, with the goal at his mercy, fluffed a glorious chance to bag an all -important Liverpool winner amid the closing exchanges at Anfield:

Minamino, as a result, has since been widely singled out as simply ‘not good enough’, with just some of the highlights from across social media showcased below:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

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Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6