Ragnar Klavan gifted Southampton a goal and everyone was saying the same thing
Liverpool got off to a forgettable start during their EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton, with a mistake from Ragnar Klavan letting in Nathan Redmond for the opening goal just 20 minutes in.
The Estonian has been a welcome addition since arriving from Augsburg over the summer, with the Reds winning 7 of the 10 Premier League games in which he has featured.
It makes a change from recent seasons, when Martin Škrtel was often an accident waiting to happen in the back four.
However, today marked the ninth anniversary of Škrtel signing for the reds, so a blunder from one of the centre-backs almost felt like a tribute.
Klavan: Show why you should start
Inner Klavan: It's the anniversary of Skrtel's signing. Show you're his heir pic.twitter.com/muYVXKu5w2
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 11, 2017
Klavan was always opening himself up to Škrtel comparisons among unimaginative football fans, as both are from Eastern Europe and both have a reputation as no-nonsense defenders.
But finding himself guilty of such an error on a day with some relevance to the Slovakia international was only going to end one way for the 31-year-old.
— Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) January 11, 2017
Klavan channeling his inner skrtel there #SOULIV
— Alex Hogan (@AlexHogfather) January 11, 2017
Klavan is literally Skrtel ahaha looks class for 5 games a year but for the rest just makes mistake after mistake after mistake
— Ben Wells (@BenWellsFotbl) January 11, 2017
The Klavan is EXACTLY the same as Skrtel.
— Joe Parry (@JoeParry_96) January 11, 2017
Klavan went full Skrtel. You never go full Skrtel! #SOULIV
— Nameless Ghoul (@Ashy10) January 11, 2017
Klavan looks like another Skrtel.
A walking goal waiting to happen.🙈
Happened too many times recently.
— Wayne Goss (@Banburygoose) January 11, 2017
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