Jamie Carragher has insisted Liverpool can’t use too many excuses about poor form.
Liverpool are struggling to defend their title after winning the Premier League trophy last year. This season, it seems their hopes of keeping him are already over.
Currently 19 points behind leaders Manchester City, Liverpool are 33 points short of the same stage last season.
The ACL injury suffered by Virgil van Dijk in October didn’t help, but Carragher recently claimed he was “sick” to hear people use this as an excuse.
His comments sparked some anger from fans at his former club, but the ex-defender has now made his point clear.
He said Sky Sports: “I was very critical of Liverpool’s comment in the derby match and it seems to have upset some of the Liverpool supporters, shall we say, that I was not more favorable.
“What I would say is that I have analyzed this Liverpool side for three years now, when they were at their best under Jurgen Klopp.
“I just come from shows like this or commenting on Liverpool and if you are an Everton fan, Manchester City fan, Manchester United fan you say, ‘Carragher – biased towards Liverpool, whatever he wants. said are positive things “.
“Premier League champions, European Cup winners, best team in the world – there was nothing negative to say. Right now there are.
“If this bothers some Liverpool fans, I don’t apologize because what this team has done is incredible. We love them, but that doesn’t mean they’re free from criticism.
“And I said on TV: ‘I’m sick of talking about Virgil van Dijk’. What I mean by that is that we emphasized that on this show, the big picture.
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“Liverpool cannot win the league. I said that after the last derby match (in October). They can’t win the league with Van Dijk out all season, I didn’t feel.
“So that’s the big picture, but the problems Liverpool have – defenders are absent, midfielders are in the center – don’t mean they can’t win at home against Everton, Brighton, Burnley, West Brom, Manchester United maybe, Manchester. City – real quality.
“But that’s no excuse for individual games. Whatever problem you have as a Liverpool player you can’t fail to win at home for six games. It’s not acceptable. “
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