Liverpool fans slam Connor Randall for performance vs Chelsea

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Connor Randall may well only be 20-years-old and a boyhood Liverpool fan, but that hasn't stopped fans criticising him following his below-par display during the club's pre-season friendly fixture against rivals Chelsea. 

Jurgen Klopp's side succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Blues after defender Gary Cahill scored the only goal of the game. 

Spaniard Cesc Fabregas was dismissed following a poor tackle on new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klavan, but the Merseyside outfit failed to break Antonio Conte's side down.


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As you can imagine, then, Liverpool fans were left fairly frustrated after their side's outing against the Blues. 

And while fans duly criticised full-back Alberto Moreno, they also slammed Randall, who endured a tricky outing. 

Tricky test 

Randall failed to truly get to grips with the game, often looking lost in Liverpool's less than convincing back-line. 

In truth, Randall looked out of place against the likes of Willian and co., but Klopp clearly sees something in him. 

It would be foolish to write him off just yet, but Liverpool supporters brutally hit out at him following the clash.

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Klopp reacts 

Following the game, Reds boss Klopp suggested that he saw some good things from his side and insisted that he would rather lose in pre-season than suffer defeat in the Premier League. 

Klopp stated, as per the club's official website: "Sadio Mane is a wonderful player, that’s clear, but he can play much better than he did. He was good today in a lot of situations. As I said, I saw a lot of these things – individual quality. You can talk about Phil Coutinho if you want for 15 minutes in a row, that is no problem. We will find always very good moments. 

"Roberto Firmino until now has played a fantastic pre-season, but today it was not the most wonderful day for him, but he is a great player too. You can talk, but it’s more about the team play that I want to see because I’ve said it once or twice in this pre-season, when we trust only our individual skills then you can win some games, no doubt, but we have to think about how we can involve all of these individual skills in team play. I saw a few of these things – I saw desire, greed, all that stuff. 

"We wanted to get the draw, we wanted to win, we were in the game until the last second – that was all good. But we lost and we should not ignore that completely, even when it’s not a Premier League game. I would rather lose today than in the Premier League, of course, but we were only here to win the game. We are little bit disappointed about the result, but from the performance I can take a lot of good things."

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