“Klopp should receive more criticism” – Boss slammed for Liverpool’s performances

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is let off the hook too easily for his side’s performances.

That is the view of pundit and former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas.

Liverpool failed to beat Burnley at Anfield this afternoon and Nicholas claims if Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made the same decisions, he would get a much harder time.

Klopp’s side started the season strongly up until last Saturday, when they were brushed aside by Manchester City 5-0 at the Etihad.

The Reds’ defence has been called into question after a run of shaky performances.

The German boss has preferred to play Alberto Moreno at left-back, rather than summer signing Andrew Robertson, in a move that has confused Nicholas.

“I’m not saying he has to pick Andy Robertson because he’s a family friend of mine, but he brings him in for a reason and then he’s not really involved at all,” Nicholas said on Sky Sports.

“Maybe he’s taking time to settle into the club because it’s a giant club, that can be the case.

“But the left-back that he’s playing now was a guy who was seemingly going out of the door and Milner was playing there because that left-back wasn’t good enough to get Milner out the team.

“He knows there’s problems there but it’s as if he’s saying ‘do you know what, don’t worry about it, because if we batter Arsenal 4-0, we can deflect everything’.

“If it was Wenger or someone like that, they’d be getting a lot harder time than what Klopp is actually getting.”

Robertson did start today’s match at Anfield against Burnley, only his second appearance in all competitions for the Reds.