Jamie Carragher couldn’t understand why Lucas was playing in central defence.

Jamie Carragher couldn’t understand why Lucas was playing in central defence

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Jamie Carragher has admitted he was probably wrong to doubt Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play Lucas Leiva at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

The Sky Sports pundit called Lucas a “colossus” during extra-time of Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth round replay against West Ham - only for the Brazilian to concede the free-kick that led to West Ham’s winner in dying seconds of the match.

“Lucas also still loves to concede a free kick whether in midfield or CB,” Carragher tweeted six minutes after his initial post.


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After the final whistle, Carragher - despite his earlier praise for Lucas - voiced his frustration that the versatile midfielder had conceded a “silly” set piece at such a crucial point in the match.

“Lfc didn't deserve that but you're asking for trouble conceding silly set pieces with their size & our poor record on set pieces,” he added.

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Lucas wouldn’t usually be starting for Liverpool in central defence, but Jurgen Klopp was forced to play the 29-year-old in that position alongside Tiago Ilori on Tuesday night with the likes of Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Steven Caulker out injured.

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Klopp’s men are currently ninth in the Premier League table, 12 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and 18 points behind Leicester City.

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