Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool won’t retain their Premier League title except they signal a brand new centre-back this month.
The membership’s damage woes have been properly documented this season, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez long-term absentees, whereas Joel Matip was compelled off with a groin criticism in final week’s 1-1 draw in opposition to West Brom .
Jordan Henderson operated as a makeshift centre-half because the Reds slumped to a disappointing 1-Zero defeat at Southampton on Monday night time – and Carragher feels that the dearth of depth in that space may price Liverpool dearly.
“I can’t see Liverpool profitable the league in the event that they don’t convey a centre-back in,” the Anfield icon mentioned on Monday Night time Soccer.
“It’s crucial that Liverpool signal a centre-back this month. Jordan Henderson isn’t a centre-back. Southampton would have been delighted after they noticed the staff sheet.”
Danny Ings got here again to hang-out his former facet with a second-minute winner as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s males climbed as much as sixth within the Premier League.
Extremely, regardless of fielding an array of attacking expertise – which included lethal trio Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah – Jurgen Klopp’s males solely registered ONE shot on track in 90 minutes at St Mary’s.
In addition they mustered simply six efforts on aim of their earlier two conferences in opposition to the relegation-threatened Baggies and Newcastle too – one thing which has alarmed Carragher.
“Liverpool’s away kind this season has been so poor. They don’t seem to be creating probabilities,” the previous England defender added.
“That may be a actually massive fear for Liverpool at this second when it comes to what they’re creating away from residence. It’s nowhere close to sufficient.
“It’s virtually like they’ve forgotten easy methods to play the final seven or eight minutes after they want one thing.”
With the seconds ticking down deep into damage time, Liverpool performed a brief nook – which in the end got here to nothing – as they looked for an equaliser.
Extremely that was the second time in three matches Klopp’s males had completed that, which left Carragher scratching his head in disbelief.
“What summed it up was Liverpool’s nook… Are you able to consider what they did there? They did the identical in opposition to West Brom,” he defined.
“The damage time has gone, you’ve principally obtained about 10 seconds to attain they usually performed it brief. It’s simply unbelievable.
“This Liverpool staff is superb, nevertheless it’s going by one of many actual robust patches it’s been by within the final two or three seasons, however an enormous fear is the place are the objectives and the place is the creating coming from because it seems non-existent at this second.”