Jamie Carragher suggests that Jurgen Klopp's January transfer business has cost Liverpool


Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham on Monday night has blown the Premier League title race wide open.

The Reds have now dropped points in back-to-back games and sit just three points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

By the end of the week though, Pep Guardiola's side could be top as they play against Everton on Wednesday night and have a superior goal difference.

As it was against Leicester last week, Liverpool will feel like it was two points dropped against West Ham and the pressure of a title race seems to be getting to the players.

They struggled against another mid-table side and were fortunate that Sadio Mane's goal stood despite James Milner being in a clear offside position in the build-up.

On top of that, a number of Liverpool players massively underperformed again, with Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino heavily criticised by fans post-match.

But according to Jamie Carragher, it wasn't just those two who disappointed against the Hammers - as he slammed the whole squad shortly after the game.


"Really poor performance," the former Reds defender said while working as a pundit on Sky Sports.

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"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."

As well as hitting out at the whole team, Carragher also explained that one of Klopp's January decisions has massively backfired - and it has seriously cost the Premier League leaders. 

"What's hurting Liverpool now is... I said [on Sunday] that Manchester United have a better squad than them and I think we are seeing little signs of it," he continued. 

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"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."

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Of course, Klopp couldn't have foreseen the injury crisis that has hit Liverpool. But, Carragher thinks the decision to let Clyne leave was the wrong one - and it could cost the Reds come May.   

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