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Liverpool fan makes shocking claim during radio meltdown following Watford draw

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Liverpool's season did not start in the fashion in which they imagined when they headed to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp's side travelled down south as the firm favourites against a side who appointed Marco Silva as their new boss during the off-season.

However, they were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw which provided entertainment but not the required points for the travelling Reds supporters.

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While Arsenal had secured a dramatic 4-3 win at home to Leicester on Friday evening, Liverpool were looking to follow it up with a victory of their own in the second Premier League game of the season.

But their challenge for the league title did not start in the manner in which the club had hoped.

Chelsea proved to be the only other one of the Premier League's big guns not secure a win on the opening weekend of the season, following their shock 3-2 home defeat to Burnley on Saturday.

That, though, was of no consolation to Liverpool who had seen their star man, Philippe Coutinho, submit a transfer request just 24 hours earlier.

And perhaps the combination of the Brazilian's plea to join Barcelona, on top of the Reds' stuttering start to the campaign, was the reason for one Liverpool fans' meltdown post match.

Watford v Liverpool - Premier League

Liverpool fan's post-Watford meltdown

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, the fan sensationally claimed Klopp could be sacked by the Reds, despite being one game into the new season, while also slating the club's defending.

See the video below for the supporter's outburst.

It can only be assumed that he was caught up in his emotions after the match rather than believing the club would genuinely consider sacking their boss so early in the campaign.

But the fan was not wrong about Liverpool's defending.

Reds' defensive frailties resurface

Again, Klopp's men showed their vulnerability from set pieces and their frailty at the back which derailed their title challenge last campaign.

Liverpool conceded 42 goals last season - only Arsenal conceded more out of the top six teams - and their pursuit of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk has appeared to have fallen flat.

Burnley v Southampton - Premier League

The Saints reported the Merseyside outfit to the Premier League back in June for making an illegal approach for the Dutchman, although rumours have suggested a deal could still be on the cards.

And Liverpool can only hope it turns out to be true and they will desperately need to sharpen up at the back before they host Crystal Palace at Anfield next weekend.

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