Jamie Carragher is not the only person who thinks Liverpool made a serious mistake by not entering the transfer market in January.
Many fans have been pulling hair out regarding the decision, or lack of, especially following our miserable run of form since the turn of the calendar year.
It’s well publicised that we’ve won one match in ten since January 1, and that was against Plymouth in the FA Cup – kind of irrelevant considering we lost to Wolves in the next round…
Our bench is regularly full of youngsters or out of form first-teamers, and Carragher thinks it was a massive error not to bolster it.
“A major disappointment was not getting any reinforcements in in January,” he said.
“The players are there. I am not saying panic buy.
“I am talking about in terms of numbers, Liverpool needed something. If you look at their bench, they haven’t got anything like what Manchester United have got, the teams they are trying to compete with.
“The fact that they haven’t reinforced from a position of strength – where they were in the league as the best challengers for Chelsea – has meant they have fallen away. They don’t have the squad to match the other teams.”
None of this really matters now, in truth. We’ve got 14 games until the end of the season in which to cement a top four place. We’ve practically a fully fit squad and will have breaks between matches, Jurgen Kopp and his squad have no excuses.