- Kepa Arrizabalaga's error against Liverpool is lack of confidence, Nigel de Jong claims
- The 25-year-old was involved in two errors that cost Chelsea their match against Liverpool
- De Jong won the 2011-12 Premier League title during his spell with Manchester City
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Kepa Arrizabalaga's huge blunder against Liverpool is a message to Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, about his confidence level, according to ex-Man City star Nigel de Jong.
Chelsea were handed their first defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge after two major errors cost them a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Kepa was caught in no man's land that led to Andreas Christensen's sending off following a tackle on Sadio Mane.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper then made the headlines in the second half after making a schoolboy error as Mane capitalized and scored Liverpool's second goal.
On the other hand, de Jong, who won the 2011/12 Premier League title with City, believes the Spanish shot-stopper sent a different message in his response to the goal-keeping error. He told IN SPORT:
“The confidence on his part right now is so low.
“You look at his body language. He doesn’t have any confidence.
“It’s doubly frustrating as a goalkeeper as you only have one position to defend – you can only blame one person.
“When you’re out, it means you’re out.
“We saw his interaction with the defenders - pointing, telling them what to do – trying to get more confidence and show his coach he can remain No.1 at Chelsea.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Frank Lampard did not hold back his disappointment when Kepa Arrizzabalaga committed a defensive blunder in Chelsea's defeat to Liverpool.
The Spanish goalkeeper gifted Sadio Mane a cheap ball as the Senegalese striker fired home Liverpool's second goal to give the Blues a 2-0 win.
Chelsea have been in the market to sign Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes and the deal is getting close for the goalkeeper to challenge Kepa in between the sticks.
And after the game, Lampard gave a damning response to the goalkeeper who allowed Jurgen Klopp's men to extend their lead in the game at Stamford Bridge.
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