Video: Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan Gifts Southampton Goal After Horror Clearance

Video: Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan Gifts Southampton Goal After Horror Clearance

We imagine Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan will struggle to get to sleep tonight after he helped gift Southampton a goal in the EFL Cup semi-final.

The Estonian centre-back was partnering Dejan Lovren at the heart of the Reds’ defence for the first-leg at St.Mary’s against Claude Puel’s out-of-form Saints.

But the home side didn’t need to work terribly hard for their opening goal after Klavan’s horrendous error.

With Southampton breaking at pace, Klavan had a perfect opportunity to put the ball into row Z but inexplicably managed to completely miss-queue his clearance – allowing Nathan Redmond a simple opportunity to slot past Loris Karius, which he took:

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A school boy error indeed.

There’s still a long way to go in the tie, with Southampton required to travel to Anfield for the second-leg, but if that goal proves to be costly, Klavan will have a lot of explaining to do.

What do you make of the incident?

Let us know in the comments section below…



In this week’s show, Daniel is joined by team members Jonny Boyle, Connor Boylan and Scott MacArthur as they bring you a Mc25 special.
We released our list of the top 25 players in Scotland over 2016 on Monday and followed it up with this comprehensive podcast to discuss who we selected, where we selected them and why we selected them:

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