Liverpool fans unconvinced by Andre Wisdom in AS Roma defeat

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Liverpool brought their tour of the USA to an end on Monday evening after playing out a 2-1 defeat to AS Roma in front of a large crowd at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah both scored for the Italian outfit, cancelling out Sheyi Ojo's headed effort for the Reds. 

Despite the defeat, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to take the positives from the game. For instance, veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger made a few smart saves while Emre Can was impressive in the middle of the park.

Ojo, 19, also continued his fine pre-season as he looks to convince Klopp that he is worthy of a place in his senior squad in the upcoming campaign.

However, there are some serious reasons for concern in defence where, despite Liverpool signing seven players this summer, find themselves with just two fit centre-backs and no cover on the flanks.

Fall guy

Never fear, Andre Wisdom might have said upon his return to Anfield. The 23-year-old has spent the best part of the last three seasons on loan to various clubs but is back training with Liverpool. Luckily, the versatile defender claims to be able to operate at either right-back or in the centre. Sounds perfect, right?

But, unfortunately, Wisdom proved exactly why Klopp is still hunting around for a new defender. He came on for a second-half appearance, playing alongside another makeshift centre-back Kevin Stewart, and failed to impress.

Indeed, he appeared lost in the penalty box when Salah tapped home the winner late on. Despite the Egyptian closing in on the ball, Wisdom decided to try and hold of Dzeko. Upon seeing this latest indiscretion, Liverpool fans have had enough.

Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter:

Squad clear out

If he does leave, Wisdom won't be alone in walking out of the famous Anfield gates for one final time. Mario Balotelli, Christian Benteke, Lazar Markovic are all expected to leave before the summer window closes while Mamadou Sakho may also find himself surplus to requirements if he can't get his act together.

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