Furious Liverpool fans have slammed Joe Gomez after his disappointing performance in Brighton’s sensational win at the Amex.
Gomez has made 21 appearances for Liverpool this season and came off the bench in the second half to replace Reds defender Joel Matip.
However, the 25-year-old Liverpool centre-back made little impact on the Reds’ defense and was humiliated by Danny Welbeck for Brighton’s third in the game.
March headed the ball into the box and a hurried Welbeck latched onto it, only to land a bold shot to send the ball flying over Gomez’s head.
Welbeck then fired a superb finish past a helpless Alisson at the near post as Liverpool were outclassed in a stunning win for Roberto De Zerbi’s men.
Gomez was ruthlessly criticized for his on-court display, with one fan claiming Welbeck had ‘finished’ his career with his sensational flick.
“Joe Gomez isn’t even championship material,” said one fan.
And a second abruptly added: “Joe Gomez is doing what he does best. A Statue of Liberty impression while defending in the box.
While a third posted: ‘Joe Gomez’s replacement appearance is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
“Joe Gomez is the worst defenseman in the league,” another Twitter user wrote.
A fifth fan commented, “Joe Gomez is a finished player.”
Someone else tweeted: ‘Can’t even take anything away from Welbeck with this – it was pure class. But how the hell does Gomez get like this?
Brighton’s 3-0 win lifted the Seagulls above Liverpool to seventh in the Premier League table.
Klopp’s Liverpool find themselves in eighth place after 18 Premier League appearances, with the Reds now seven points behind the top four.
Speaking after the loss, the Liverpool boss admitted Brighton’s win was “well deserved” and was appalled at his side’s performance.
“Bad. Really bad. I can’t remember a worse game. It’s not difficult maybe. Brighton were the better team, it was well deserved. They played really well,” Klopp told BBC Match of the Day.
“It was a very organized team against a not very organized team. We gave away the ball, the spaces were too big and we couldn’t push. It’s obviously not good, especially against a super well-trained side like Brighton.
“They became more confident and we did the opposite. I can imagine they are very happy because it was a great performance and we made it too easy in too many moments.