Jurgen Klopp wanted to immediately know which pundits had criticised Trent Alexander-Arnold in his post match press-conference last night.
The German stood up for our teenager, who endured a difficult first-half at Old Trafford.
First, he found himself isolated against Marcus Rashford for the first goal and perhaps didn’t get tight enough, before turning his back on the striker’s second attempt just minutes later.
However, Klopp believes that the youngster needed better support from his team-mates on both occasions and has reminded the former players who criticise so easily they were once too young and in that position.
“Who were the pundits?” Klopp asked, reported in the Echo. “Rashford is coming at 100mph in that situation, Trent makes this move, he cuts back and then there needed to be another player.
“Could Trent have done better? Probably. But could he have solved the situation alone? There needs to be a second player.
“Pundits are former defenders and unfortunately they made similar things, in similar situations. It was a brilliant goal from Rashford.
“One of them (Carragher) was for sure, a full back from time to time when he was young.
“We have to defend these two situations better from all areas, then you have opportunities, even against a deep defending side.”
We think both parties have a right to say what they’ve said, actually.
It’s Carra’s job to give an unbiased view on matches and players, while Klopp should adamantly stick up for his squad.
We play Watford next week and firmly believe the lads will bounce back.
It’s crucial now following the defeat, as Chelsea have climbed to within just four points of us.