‘He is trying to nutmeg someone on the edge of the box, unbelievable!’ John Barnes lays into Kylian Mbappe after mistake at Liverpool while Ruud Gullit bemoans Edinson Cavani’s lacklustre display in agonising defeat
- John Barnes has laid into Kylian Mbappe after his major error against Liverpool
- The French youngster lost possession in the build-up to Roberto Firmino’s goal
- Ruud Gullit also bemoaned Edinson Cavani’s lacklustre display at Anfield
Former Liverpool player John Barnes has laid into Paris Saint-Germain starlet Kylian Mbappe after his error led to Roberto Firmino’s decisive goal at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Just moments after scoring an equaliser in front of the Kop, Mbappe lost possession on the edge of the box before Firmino slammed in the stoppage-time winner in a thrilling Champions League clash.
It came after Daniel Sturridge and James Milner had put the Reds firmly in charge before Thomas Meunier pulled one back for the visitors just before the break.
John Barnes (R) and Ruud Gullit (L) slammed PSG’s attackers after their 3-2 defeat at Liverpool
Kylian Mbappe’s error led to Roberto Firmino’s decisive goal at Anfield on Tuesday night
Barnes, who made 349 appearances in 10 years at Anfield, slammed the youngster’s decision making in such a crucial moment and hit out at his and Neymar’s lack of effort.
He said on beIN SPORTS: ‘Mbappe is trying to nutmeg someone on the edge of the box, unbelievable. He gives the ball away and Liverpool score.
‘But to be honest I think that could be one thing that lets PSG down because you can see Neymar and Mbappe at times alone to themselves in terms of effort and work rate.’
Barnes also hit out at Mbappe and Neymar’s lack of effort throughout the thrilling tie
Fellow pundit Ruud Gullit, a double European Cup winner with AC Milan during his playing career, also couldn’t believe Mbappe’s thinking and slammed his strike partner Edinson Cavani.
The Dutchman added: ‘If you are a coach then you would be going crazy. In a game like this, I hope he will tell him.
‘What do you think of Cavani? Did you even hear his name mentioned in the second half?’
Fellow pundit Gullit slammed Edinson Cavani after he offered very little in attack