Joel Matip’s admission supports Jamie Carragher’s Liverpool hypothesis
On Saturday, the Reds lost further distance in the hunt for the Premier League crown, Jamie Carragher’s remarks regarding Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson were once again proven correct.
Jamie Carragher’s comments to Liverpool goalkeeper
Leandro Trossard scored both goals as Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Jurgen Klopp’s team 2-0 at home on what could be called as a miserable day at the office for Klopp. In the final ten minutes, the Reds recovered to lead 3-2, but Trossard completed his hat-trick to tie the score.
In their debut game under new boss Roberto de Zerbi, Brighton had further scoring opportunities, but Alisson saved the day for the hosts. And Matip’s remarks following the game support Carragher’s unsettling view of his old team.
“Liverpool and Alisson should’ve conceded eight more goals than what they have done from one v one situations”
The veteran Anfield defender was speaking just before Liverpool began a run in which they gave up the first goal in seven straight games. The streak was finally broken in their 9-0 triumph over Bournemouth in August.
Where did the Reds end up after their tie with Brighton
Liverpool have given up nine goals in the first seven games of the current campaign. Last season, it took them 11 matches to surrender that many goals. Joel Matip was visibly upset when the game was over.
Despite having a game in hand on the two clubs directly above them, the outcome at Anfield saw Liverpool finish the day in the ninth position in the Premier League standings, having won only two of their seven league games. The Merseyside team’s next match is in the Champions League against Rangers, and then on October 9, they make a visit to league leaders Arsenal’s home turf.
Despite the recent shortcomings and tough circumstances in the squad, the scousers believe they will bounce back. Although the 1st position seems a bit far-fetched right now, for a matter of time getting the rhythm back in the squad and the boys will be the top priority.