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Chambers and Morton, the youngsters to blame for Liverpool's defeat to Strasbourg

By Charles Cornwall

Chambers and Morton, the youngsters to blame for Liverpool's defeat to Strasbourg

Liverpool fans complained on social media about the organisation of this friendly after losing 3-0 in the first 20 minutes.

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Liverpool fans claimed to have accepted a friendly against Racing Strasbourg, a day after winning the Community Shield at Leicester's King Power Stadium by beating Manchester City 3-1, only to lose in 20 minutes by three goals.

With substitutes and youngsters, a very different line-up to the one used against City, the Reds lost to one of the worst clubs in France. Fans felt it was unnecessary to have organised this match, while others claimed what a mockery of the world it will be, even though the game was played with only youngsters and substitutes. The most criticised were 18-year-old Luke Chambers and 19-year-old Tyler Morton.

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The youngsters did not have their best performance of the night in the friendly match against Strasbourg, who came out with a starting line-up to face Anfield. With the final pre-season game before facing Fulham in the Premiere League, Liverpool closed this phase with a painful defeat for their fans, but understandable given the line-up, after beating Manchester United in the Community Shield away to Leicester.


With two goals from Adrien Thomasson and one from Habib Diallo, Racing Strasbourg turned out their first-choice team in England for the friendly against Liverpool. While the Anfield side used an alternative line-up, totally different to that of Saturday night.

Line-up: Davies, Mabaya, Konate, Gomez, Chambers, Morton, Bajcetic, Milner, Elliot, Carvalho and Frauendorf. Substitutes: Mrozek, Phillips, Clark, Van der Berg, Musialowski, the latter four active in the second half of the match.