Carragher delivers scathing Liverpool verdict, shares what players are doing too often
By Amir Mir
Jamie Carragher believes title chasers Liverpool “fall apart” far too often after they suffered a 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were leading the Premier League fixture 3-1 at Dean Court when Divock Origi, Sadio Mane and Emre Can had scored for the hosts on either side of the break.
However, Eddie Howe’s side fought back as goals from Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook and a stoppage time winner from Nathan Ake sealed all three points for the home team.
The defeat for the Merseyside club meant they were not able to close the four point gap on leaders Chelsea, who beat Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
Former Reds defender Carragher was highly critical of Liverpool’s display at Dean Court and he especially scrutinised their weak mindset.
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“Too often now over the last two or three years as soon as Liverpool get put under pressure, any sort of pressure you should expect away from home, they completely fall apart,” Carragher told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match.
“It happened with Brendan Rodgers, we just looked at the stats, seven times last season, Liverpool conceded three or more goals in a game.
“In certain games they cannot cope as soon as they come under pressure, you need your back four or your keeper. They cannot deal with it.”
Goalkeeper Lorius Karius was at fault for not being strong enough to keep out Cook’s strike and he then spilled a shot which led to Ake scoring the winner.
Klopp suffered his first defeat in the Premier League since newly-promoted Burnley claimed all three points against the Reds in August.
Liverpool have been in devastating form going forward this season, scoring 35 goals in 14 league games, but they have conceded 18 goals at the other end.
In other Liverpool news, Chelsea fans mocked their rivals as they suffered a shock defeat to Bournemouth.