“Really Poor” – Carragher slams the Reds even after Liverpool’s win over Newcastle

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Liverpool defeated Newcastle 2-0 at St James’ Park, but the Reds legend Jamie Carragher was not satisfied with what he saw on the field from his former club.

Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three vital points at this crucial point of the season. But despite getting a win, the performance was not a spectacular one. Thanks to the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker otherwise the Magpies would certainly be on the score sheet.

One thing that the ex-Lfc and current football pundit Jamie Carragher noticed while commenting on the clash for Sky Sports, was how Liverpool defended set pieces and was not at all happy with what he was seeing.

Carragher on Liverpool vs Newcastle

Jamie said

“Liverpool’s defending on set pieces has been absolutely shocking today. Really poor.”

He also said

“It is too easy to get at Liverpool.”

Carragher has always been vocal about the Red’s performances throughout the season. He has been reactionary when the LFC poorly defended in set-pieces against Brentford in their 3-1 defeat.

It is very hard to disagree with the Sky Sports pundit as Newcastle would consider themselves unlucky for not getting on the scoresheet against a poor defence.

The Merseyside giants are having a terrible season this year. They are out of both FA Cup and League Cup. The Reds are nowhere near the Champions League spot in the PL table.

Also, there are injury issues in the squad. Key players like Thiago Alcantara, Arthur Melo, Luiz Diaz, and Ibrahima Konate are out due to their respective injuries.

The Reds have conceded 28 goals which is an average of 1.27 goals per game according to Fbref.in.

This shows how much vulnerable Liverpool are defensively at the moment. Thanks to the Brazilian goalkeeper otherwise the records could have been worst.

Alisson has a save percentage of 73.5% with 71 saves in 22 matches.

The next fixture is against the 14 times Champions League winners Real Madrid and the past scores are yet to settle.

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