Jamie Carragher defended his criticism of Liverpool during the Premier League champions’ astonishing crisis and insisted injuries were no excuse for their four-game losing streak at home.
As of January 1, Liverpool have been 17th in the form table, with just seven points in nine games, including Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Everton at Anfield.
“I said during the comment that ‘I’m tired of talking about Virgil van Dijk’. And what I mean is that we have stressed it everywhere. Liverpool cannot win the league. J ‘Said that after the last league derby match. They may I don’t win the league with Van Dijk away all season. That’s the big picture, “Carragher said. Sky Sports’ Monday night football.
“But the problems Liverpool have, with center-backs and center midfielders, don’t mean they can’t win home games against Everton, Brighton, Burnley, West Brom. Manchester United, maybe And Manchester City is really top notch.
“This is no excuse for individual games. Whatever problems you have as a Liverpool player, you cannot fail to win at home for six games. It is not acceptable. ‘is not the case. “
Carragher added: “The reason I don’t want to use Virgil van Dijk as an excuse is because Liverpool started the game against Everton with 10 Champions League winners.
“That’s why that’s no excuse in individual games. They have to find a way to win.”
Since coming top of the league at Christmas, Liverpool have been limited to a 1-1 draw at home against second-last West Brom and suffered losses at Anfield to Burnley, Brighton and Manchester City before Everton won. his first away derby in over 20 years.
Liverpool PL formations used, 2020/21
“I’ve played in teams not as good as this one,” Carragher continued. “But they find a way to win. We beat Everton twice with 10 men.
“So when we talk about Jurgen Klopp doing something different, it doesn’t screw everything up. Of course it doesn’t. But I think there could be a system adjustment, maybe a 4-2-3-1., Bringing in an additional attacking player because Liverpool struggle to score goals.
“Defensively, is there a case where they could put the defense back 10 yards? Liverpool have never played so high when Jurgen Klopp arrived for the first time.
“With the high line they’re playing right now, Ozan]Kabak is struggling, (Ben) Davies is coming in, (Nathaniel) Phillips is going to play and they need more protection.”
Liverpool have fallen to sixth in the Premier League table, two places outside the Champions League automatic qualifying, and will next play at Sheffield United before facing Chelsea, live on Sky Sports, on Thursday (March 4th).