No tackles won; three goals conceded: Martin Skrtel was awful in Liverpool loss to Southampton

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The Reds conceded three second-half goals to lose the game 3-2.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel endured a difficult afternoon as St Mary’s as his side lost 3-2 to Southampton this weekend.

The Reds had been hugely impressive in the first half, with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge looking like they would see them to a comfortable victory.

However, a second-half rally from the Saints saw them come back strongly and eventually go on to win the game 3-2 at the death.

It was a difficult afternoon for Liverpool’s defence in general, but none more so than Martin Skrtel who, after replacing Dejan Lovren at half-time, had a 45 minutes he will be keen to forget.

  MatchGoals ConcededOutfielder BlockWon TackleInterception WonDuel LostAerial LostPenalty ConcededPassing AccuracyMins Played
Martin Skrtel Southampton vs Liverpool 3 0 0 0 6 4 1 65% 45

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Slovakian defender endured a difficult time in a disastrous display.

In total he failed to register a single block, won tackle or interception during his time on the pitch.

It was not good for him on the defensive duels front either with him losing six defensive duels and four aerial duels also.

Even his passing was off, as he managed a lowly passing accuracy of 65% from the game.

The worst part of his afternoon was arguably him conceding a penalty, although Simon Mignolet’s save spared his blushes on that occasion.

Nonetheless, all of these compiled into his conceding three in the second half as Liverpool's hopes of a late push for the Champions League places took a serious dent.

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