Saturday 7 December 2019

Carragher: There are no men in the Liverpool team

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Dejan Lovren (right) stand dejected at Selhurst Park
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Dejan Lovren (right) stand dejected at Selhurst Park

Declan Whooley

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was scathing of Liverpool in their defeat at Selhurst Park today, saying his former side showed a lack of leadership and courage.

Striker Rickie Lambert gave the visitors the perfect start after two minutes, but that was as good as it got for Brendan Rodgers' struggling side.

Dwight Gale had the sides level fifteen minutes later and second-half goals from Joe Ledley and Jiri Jedinak condemned Liverpool to their worst start in 22 years.

The Reds now sit just four points above the dropzone in 12 position and Carragher pulled no punched in his analysis after the match.

"There are no men in the team," he said on Sky Sports. "There is a lack of leaders," he added while lamenting that the Reds are simply getting "rolled over" all season.

Carragher was highly critical of the poor defending that has been a hallmark of their season and in particular Martin Skrtel, who conceded the free-kick that Jedinak scored to put the Eagles 3-1 ahead.

"I played with Martin for many years and he has been doing that from day on. Referees now he does it and he should know better.

"He will continue to do that until the day he retires," he added.

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