Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville went overt the Newcastle Burnley game in detail on Sky Sports after the game.
Jamie Carragher was a center-back himself for Liverpool, and he explained how one of our center backs stepped out of position, and that was the mistake that allowed to give up a goal to Burnley that win the game for us.
It seems like the guilty man was Florian Lejeune who is still getting to grips with the Premier League, but he looks a strong player at the back for Newcastle.
Currently, the 26-year-old Frenchman is currently keeping Ciaran Clark out of the starting line-up.
Florian Lejeune – in action last night
This is what Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports as he described Newcastle defensive mistake in some detail:
“Both teams were lacking a bit of quality. We said before the game we thought Shelvey could have provided that.”
“But that is what these two teams are based on, because they don’t have the quality you see at the top end of the Premier League.”
“That’s what would have disappointed Rafa Benitez, because they’ve been punished for one mistake, coming from one of his centre-backs stepping out.”
“Lejeune makes a good clearance but then he just gets attracted to the ball. He steps out. His midfield player is there – let him handle it.”
“As he is coming out, he gets attracted to the ball, but he should just hold his position.”
“That leaves it in a 4 v 3 situation in Burnley’s favor, Lascelles has to come across, the keeper makes a decent save but then Burnley have the quality with that cross and that touch from Hendrick.”
“Rafa will look at his center-back there. At this level, that one little mistake, stepping out of position, and that was the only thing that hurt them in the game.”
It will be interesting to see if Florian keeps his place on Saturday afternoon against Bournemouth, but we expect he will.
Rafa is busy improving the Frenchman, and as Lejeune gets more games in the Premier League, we expect him to become a top player for the team.
He was Rafa’s first choice center-back target in the transfer market in the summer.