(Video) ‘That’s got to stop…’ – Carragher highlights issue Liverpool must fix in title race

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Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to tighten up defensively if they’re to end Jurgen Klopp’s final season at the club as Premier League champions.

The Reds go into today’s clash against Crystal Palace having not kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches, with five goals conceded over the past week to Manchester United and Atalanta.

Speaking to Sky Sports at Anfield prior to this afternoon’s game, the ex-LFC defender said: “There is a feeling when you play Liverpool that you’ll get a chance, and it’s been there for most of the season.

“I think there’s 20 times this season where Liverpool have conceded the first goal. Between now and the end of the season, that’s got to stop.

“Liverpool must get back to keeping clean sheets, and if they do that, they have enough firepower on the pitch  and also on the bench to come on and score goals. They’ve got to take that feeling away, and that would give everyone in this stadium and Liverpool supporters watching belief that they can win the Premier League.”

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While we’ve only lost six out of 50 matches in all competitions this season (including two Europa League group defeats of no real consequence), it’s a worrying sign that we’ve fallen behind in 40% of those games.

Although the resilience to routinely come back from losing positions is a welcome sight, it’s not something on which Liverpool will want to be dependent as they aim to see off Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

A win today is essential; a clean sheet would also be most desirable.

You can view Carragher’s comments below, via @SkySportsPL on X:

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  1. A little bit too late Jamie. For the past 2 seasons the defence has been faulty and nothing done to rectify it.

  2. Sorry Jamie, but blaming the defence when our “firepower” is shooting blanks does not cut it. How many chances do we need before we actually score!!!!!?????

    1. In the last 6 games, 149 shots at goal with ONLY 9 scored. That is the return I expect from a pub side. Every team in the last 6 has taken the few chances they have been given.
      Come the end of the season we will just have the Carabao to celebrate.
      Forget a reaction! Can we please start playing football again.

  3. The issue is not necessarily on the defence but tactically we lack stragey.you don’t go offencesive on an opponent who has parked the bus,you keep possession on your half,draw them to you and hit them on a counter,why are we not copying what Gardiola does it’s annoying now.the defence is not conceding much though.

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