Kepa Arrizabalaga: Ex-Man City star De Jong claims his confidence is low

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Ex-Man City star De Jong claims his confidence is low

- 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.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Ex-Man City star De Jong claims his confidence is low
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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