Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara has criticised Emre Can for his performance in Liverpool's disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.
Since beginning the new campaign brightly, Liverpool's form seems to have tailed off of late. After going down to ten men early on, Liverpool fell to a resounding 5-0 defeat to Manchester City, before dropping two points on their return to the Champions League.
Most recently, Burnley, a club that finished just six points off the drop zone last term, held Liverpool to their second successive draw.
However, Kamara has singled out one man for his role in the lead-up to Burnley's opener - Emre Can.
“I noticed a change in style (from Burnley), obviously there’s going to be backs to the wall games but certainly this time around, when there was an opportunity to attack and put people in forward positions, then they are doing it,” Kamara said per the Express.
“We looked at the goal yesterday, the Scott Arfield goal, look at this, three strikers you’d have to say against the back four.
“The player who we’ve circled there is the goalscorer Scott Arfield and his marker, Emre Can.
“If this ball goes out to the right hand side, you watch Emre Can who’s with him now, then he goes with him.
“But it doesn’t, it goes to the opposite side. So all of a sudden, Emre Can, as the marker, ball watches.
“Scott Arfield is in the position behind him, they win the header there, they might get a little bit of luck for the ball to get through that gap, but look at Arfield now, coming in on his own.
“Emre Can knows now while he’s on the D that he should have gone with him.
“He didn’t and it’s an excellent finish.”
Liverpool face a swift return to action in the form of a League Cup match against Leicester City on Tuesday, before encountering the same side in the Premier League just a few days later.