Jamie Carragher says Jurgen Klopp made a big mistake in letting one of his players go in the January transfer window.
Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League was cut short to three points following the latest round of games, with Manchester City handily defeating Arsenal on Sunday while the Reds could only come away with a draw against West Ham United on Monday night.
The league leaders never seemed to get a rhythm going in the match, after which Jamie Carragher said the side underperformed massively.
“Really poor performance,” Carragher told Sky Sports MNF.
“I wouldn’t even put it down to this pressure of the title. I just think there were so many players who performed so poorly.
“What’s hurting Liverpool now is… I said yesterday that Manchester United have a better squad than them and I think we’re seeing little signs of it.”
Carragher criticised the club for its decision to send right-back Nathaniel Clyne out on loan to Bournemouth in January, and believes it is costing the team now that they’ve suffered a number of injuries.
“The right back situation; Klopp’s made a big mistake in letting Nathaniel Clyne go. I don’t understand why he did that. I know there were a couple of injuries after (he left) but you don’t need to let him go.
“At the moment James Milner has played there twice now. Watching him play right back you can’t quite believe that he played left back so well. He looked like someone completely out of position.
“Keita, who they paid big money for, in midfield keeps losing the ball. Firmino doesn’t seem himself. Salah, we didn’t see anything from him tonight.
“That’s a worry going forward. Not in terms of this pressure in the League. More actually when there are a few injuries in different positions, it doesn’t look like that solid, real Liverpool side that we’ve seen for the last four of five months. It doesn’t quite feel right.”
Liverpool face Bournemouth in the league at Anfield this Saturday before hosting Bayern Munich in the first round of the Champions League knockout stages next week.