Jamie Carragher was as angry as the rest of us last night, and let his feelings know on live television following last night’s 2-0 aggregate defeat to Southampton.
We were downed 1-0 at Anfield, meaning we lost in both legs and failed to beat Fraser Forster, despite dominating possession.
Southampton had more chances though and were excellent on the counter-attack – and in truth – deserved to progress.
We just hope they beat Manchester United in the final for us…
One of the reasons for our failure was a stale midfield base of Jordan Henderson and Emre Can.
At the start of the season, Henderson played as a deep-lying playmaker, with Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana either side, but with Can in the team – our passing is slow and backwards.
Carragher has urged Liverpool not to field the German alongside Henderson again – unless it’s against a big side and we need to be compact.
“Jurgen Klopp has to make a change. Can and a Henderson as a two do not work, unless you’re away to the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United. Never ever play those two together,” he told Sky Sports, cited in the Echo.
“I look at the manager, I’m a big fan of the manager but the changes have been far too slow. Can can only play holding midfield.”
We wholeheartedly agree. Can needs to step out of the team, Wijnaldum and Lallana need to play either side of the captain and we need to invest to improve this area in the summer.