Jamie Carragher pulled no punches yesterday as he analysed another abysmal 2017 Liverpool performance.
Jurgen Klopp’s stagnant, passionless side lost 2-0 to relegation threatened Hull City – yet again dominating possession with no real purpose. We didn’t create chances, just pointlessly had the ball and conceded two outrageously sloppy goals.
If a game could sum Liverpool up since the turn of the year, it’d be Saturday’s surrender.
We’re in a crisis, having won one of our past ten matches – and that was against Plymouth in the FA Cup.
Carragher was furious at the keeper, who yet again didn’t cover himself in glory – and two members of our ageing backline: Lucas and James Milner.
Remember, both are midfielders by trade and it’s now beginning to show.
“Simon Mignolet showed again today why Liverpool need to sign a goalkeeper,” Carragher told Sky Sports, reported in the Echo.
“He is not decisive enough.
“Liverpool will do nothing, try to win trophies and get Champions League places in the coming years with the goalkeepers they have.
“It’s not rocket science now how you beat Liverpool,” he added. “I think every manager in the league except the top five will employ Hull’s tactics against Liverpool.
“They are too easy to beat.
“There’s things in this Liverpool team that at times you kid yourself that it’s ok. Lucas at centre back and Milner left-back.
“If the form Liverpool are in continues in the next few weeks the chances of top four will be gone very quickly.
“If you look at the bench it looks stronger than the last few weeks but the manager’s waited too long to make a change recently.”
Why Liverpool didn’t enter the transfer market in January is beyond us, but we can’t really use that excuse as bar Dejan Lovren, Klopp had his first-choice XI available to him.
That’s what really, really worries us.