Liverpool lost 3-2 at Southampton this weekend.
The Reds entered the game in fine form and their confidence shone through during the opening stages, taking a 2-0 lead through Philippe Coutinho and striker Daniel Sturridge.
The visitors had chances to extend their lead, yet a third goal failed to arrive and Jurgen Klopp’s side headed into the interval two goals to the good and looking extremely comfortable.
However, falling in line with what has been an utterly bizarre Premier League season to date, Southampton fought back in the second half and recorded a remarkable turnaround.
Writing on Twitter after the game, Aldridge called it a disaster and laid the blame on defender Martin Skrtel.
Disaster,what was skrtel doing for all their goals????— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) March 20, 2016
Skrtel, coming back from a lengthy injury, replaced Dejan Lovren at half-time and it is safe to say that he could have performed better for at least two of Southampton’s goals.
Sadie Mane and Graziano Pelle were the scorers for the Saints, but frustratingly for the visitors two of the hosts’ goals came in the last seven minutes of play with the winner in particular the result of poor defending.
Liverpool had enough chances to put the game to bed long before their capitulation, but there can be no excuses for what was a poor second period from the Merseyside club.