Liverpool found themselves way down in the hole against Brighton on Wednesday night
At this moment in time, Liverpool will take anyone’s points if they’re giving them away.
After appearing to have ended their recent slump with consecutive victories against Tottenham and West Ham, the Premier League champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Brighton at Anfield on Wednesday.
That left them fourth in the table, seven points behind Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men also have a game in hand, and the two sides meet on Sunday in a match that could all but end Liverpool’s hopes of retaining their title.
The usual pundits were swift in their condemnation of Liverpool’s performance, but there was also criticism from further afield.
Isiah Whitlock Jr., who played charismatic senator Clay Davis on legendary HBO drama The Wire, has taken an interest in the Anfield side’s recent travails.
After last month’s 1-0 loss against Burnley, the acclaimed actor tweeted: “Burnley? At Anfield? Sheeeeeeeee-it!”, in a nod to his character’s iconic catchphrase.
He followed that up in the aftermath of their latest humbling defeat by adding: “Brighton and Hove Albion? Don’t get me started.”
While some may not have been aware of the Indiana-born actor’s interest in the Premier League, it’s not his first foray into the world of British football.
Last year, the star of several Spike Lee films including Da 5 Bloods and BlacKkKlansman, revealed his admiration for fourth-tier Scottish side Stenhousemuir.
Ahead of their League Two encounter with Queen’s Park, he shared a photoshopped image in which he wore a Stenny top.
The Warriors responded with an invitation to visit Ochilview, while offering to send him a shirt.
When it comes to unexpected football tweets, Whitlock truly is the goose that lays the golden eggs.