Latest Liverpool news from Newsnow Liverpool as Jamie Carragher reacts on the Reds’ draw against Luton Town on Sunday.
Jamie Carragher, the Liverpool legend, openly admitted that his former team is not currently equipped to secure the title for this season. This revelation came during his appearance on Sky Sports, where he discussed the team’s performance.
Liverpool encountered a significant challenge when facing Luton at Kenilworth Road on a Sunday evening. The Reds’ struggle in this match was evident, and it was only the late contribution of Luis Diaz coming off the bench that salvaged a single point for the team.
Carragher recognised this critical drop in points and discussed potential solutions for the situation. “Liverpool aren’t ready to win the league,” Carragher admitted in the post-match analysis.
“I think Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool supporters know that right now – they want to get back in the top four. But in terms of challenging for the league again, I think they need a new midfield player and a new defender.”
Carragher explained: “I think what Liverpool have had in the last 18 months, they’re a lot better at it this season, is they’re still not as good as Manchester City at stopping counter attacks.
“People always think about Liverpool and how they play, you know, pressing from the front. Liverpool are a team, and they have been for a long time, who dominate possession and have a lot of the ball.
“But they’re not quite as good as Manchester City on the ball – there’s more turnovers when they lose the ball. And opponents seem to find more space to attack Liverpool when they lose the ball, Luton didn’t have the quality to punish Liverpool – apart from the goal they scored.”
Carragher emphasised on Liverpool’s need to support the Argentinian talent, Alexis Mac Allister, in the midfield, as he pointed out that Mac Allister is not suited for the role of a defensive midfielder.
In addition to this, Carragher suggested that Jurgen Klopp should consider delving into the transfer market to acquire another defender for the team.
At the moment, Liverpool hold the third position in the Premier League standings. However, their current standing could see the gap between them and the top two teams widen on Monday night, should Tottenham Hotspur emerge victorious over Chelsea.
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