Jamie Carragher has laid into Liverpool’s flops after a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves and singled out the “shambolic” performances of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. The defensive pair endured a torrid game as the Reds lost once again to pile more misery on head coach Jurgen Klopp.
Matip was at fault for the opener after scoring an own goal after just five minutes and Wolves doubled their advantage seven minutes later, with Craig Dawson netting his first goal for the club.
It soon got worse for Klopp’s men after wasting chances to get themselves back into the game, with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah struggling form, and it was Ruben Neves who completed the rout to down the Merseyside outfit and secure a deserved win for Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are still yet to record a Premier League win in 2023 and have not won on the road since November in the Premier League. Their poor run of form has coincided with Virgil van Dijk’s absence, and Carragher believes the Dutchman’s absence is exposing some underachieving players in the team.
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Having seen Liverpool fall to another embarrassing defeat away from Anfield, Carragher pointed the finger at the likes of Matip and Gomez for failing to step up in Van Dijk’s absence.
“It’s not too difficult to play centre-back next to the leader of the back four, judge CBs when they have to lead themselves. Shambolic,” he tweeted to his 2.1 million followers shortly after the game.
The result at Molineux leaves Klopp’s side down in 10th in the table and some 10 points off the top-four, falling further behind Manchester United after they beat Crystal Palace.