Liverpool had one foot in the FA Cup fifth round shortly after half time in their clash at League 1 outfit yesterday after Donald Love’s own goal put them 2-0 up.
The former Manchester United man’s blunder had Jurgen Klopp’s side cruising before Jason Cummings was introduced from the bench and the game turned on its head.
Cummings netted twice to snatch a replay for Sam Ricketts’ side who managed to wrestle control of the game back in a dramatic second half.
The goal which halved the deficit was a penalty but then the former Nottingham Forest striker evaded Dejan Lovren too easily to spark wild celebrations.
Lovren has been out of the side for a considerable period of time and some rustiness would be completely understandable but plenty of Liverpool fans on Twitter piled in with the criticism.
Without Virgil van Dijk next to him, Lovren looked shakier and there were some supporters calling for him to be offloaded this summer.
The consensus was that this was Lovren getting back to his old, unreliable self, but he seems likely to improve with greater match fitness and sharpness.
Well, it’s on Klopp if he doesn’t want to move on from the clown that is Lovren.
— footbork (@footbork) January 26, 2020
Coady in for Lovren this summer 👍🏻
— Liam (@LJ_Hilton) January 26, 2020
Nothing more than you'd expect from Lovren
— Simon (@No1shicky) January 26, 2020
It is high time Lovren leaves the team
— Ewert Mashau (@MR__Mash) January 26, 2020
Lovren, Matip and Origi were standout poor performances.
Apart from Adrian no one would get above a 6 outta 10
— Gavin Dickerson (@Hadesr66) January 26, 2020
Lovren and matip were both not good
— 🇦🇱🇽🇰Gravity🇩🇪 (@GravityLace) January 26, 2020
I though it was the other way round, Lovren gave a masterclass in hospital passes!
— Ken Sheppard (@KenSheppard3) January 26, 2020
How Lovren still are a Liverpool player?
— Pedro Flores (@pedro_florexxx) January 26, 2020
lovren is finished for me he wont be here next year im 100% confident of it
— kloppfc (@lathamphil1) January 26, 2020
Lovren is a liability, frankly.
— Andrei Martynov (@AndreiMartynov4) January 26, 2020
Lovern today. pic.twitter.com/QsLuaujels
— IamAdam (@IamAdamLFC) January 26, 2020
Lovren will be gone in the summer
— T72 (@T7261355310) January 26, 2020