Southampton’s season got off to a terrible start as they lost 3-0 away to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Three goals in the last half an hour – two from Ashley Barnes and another from Johann Berg Gudmundsson – meant that Saints received a humbling defeat at Turf Moor.

After the game, Ralph Hasenhuttl said his side looked in decent shape for an hour but things went array after Barnes put Burnley ahead.

When you lose 3-0, there won’t often be many players who come out of the game with much praise but these Saints fans were quick to point the finger at the centre backs Jack Stephens and Jannik Vestergaard.

Some fans took the chance to question Hasenhuttl’s decision not to overhaul his defence in the summer.

Other fans made the point that they want Maya Yoshida to play in upcoming games.

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The loss to Burnley was humbling and very, very disappointing. The combination of Stephens and Vestergaard was always a worry and it was exposed against the Clarets. With the transfer window closed, Hasenhuttl is limited in what he can actually change. New signing Kevin Danso is the obvious player to come into the back four at some point, whilst Yoshida is also a decent option.

Hopefully, this was just a one-off performance with players shaking off some rust but, in truth, with Liverpool up next, next weekend could get ugly unless changes are made.

Should Maya Yoshida start against Liverpool?

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