‘Worst deal of Klopp’s era’: Liverpool fans smash Takumi Minamino’s shot at open goal opportunity in frustrating Carabao Cup semi-final match with Arsenal…on chance it was ‘easier to score than miss’
- Liverpool drew 0-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal
- The Reds, led by Jurgen Klopp, failed to find a way to beat Arsenal of 10 players
- Takumi Minamino narrowly missed a player at Anfield
- The Japanese striker has been heavily criticized by Reds fans on social media for his lack of
Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino has been criticized on social media for missing a crucial goal to break the tie in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal’s 10-man squad.
The Reds, led by Jurgen Klopp, were frustrated in the first leg at Anfield, as a resilient Arsenal side drew them 0-0 despite Granit Xhaka’s early red card, but the hosts got a golden opportunity to score via Minamino of late.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale took a punch which meant Minamino had a big goal post with the stranded Arsenal goalkeeper. But the Japanese striker sprinted towards Kobe in Liverpool’s best chance of the match.
Takumi Minamino has been criticized on social media for his disastrous failure against Arsenal
Minamino criticized more with a goal difference without a goalkeeper in their 0-0 semi-final draw
Minamino faced the wrath of many Liverpool fans who criticized him for his lack of composure in front of goal, which could prove to be an important moment in the semi-final match.
One fan posted: ‘Sigh….minamino…how on earth can you miss from 5 meters away with an empty target in front of you????? Easier to score than to miss.
Another claimed that “this Minamino man is very bad” while another posted “There is no point in Liverpool without (Sadio) Mane and (Mohamed) Salah (both in the African Nations Cup).”
An Arsenal fan tweeted: “Poor Ramsdale, but thank God Salah and Mane are on international duty, so the incubator fell into the hands of Minamino.”
Liverpool fans couldn’t hide their anger at seeing Minamino explode into row Z at close range
Meanwhile, one fan added, “How’s Minamino doing. Throwing her into grade Z with a goal at his mercy. Terrible.”
Another fan tweeted: ‘This was easier to sign up than to miss tbh from Minamino’
And one disgruntled Liverpool fan added: “Minamino, the worst signing of Klopp’s era. She wasn’t good enough for Sutton.
The result meant that Liverpool failed to impose their power to equalize after playing most of the first leg with a man advantage.
Liverpool missed a great opportunity to advance in the first leg against Arsenal with ten players
Arsenal suffered a horrific moment in the first half when Granit Xhaka was sent off for challenging Diogo Jota when he was the last player.
But Liverpool were unable to find a winner for the remaining hour of the match, with Minamino shining and Ben White clearing the line with a Nico Williams shot.
Liverpool fans attacked their team for the lack of depth in their squad, especially considering that Mane and Salah are both out of the team on an international mission.
Liverpool fans also criticized their club for the lack of team depth this season after the draw
One fan posted: ‘We were poor tonight. The lack of creativity through the center is painfully evident. #LFC ‘
Another claimed: ‘We are not good enough anymore. We have been a well oiled machine for the past 4 years. But the oil is drying up. Quickly.’
Another Liverpool fan tweeted: “I have no hope if FSG does not start supporting Klopp soon. We will end up losing Salah and falling.”