Jamie Carragher says Liverpool’s defence is a ‘big worry’ after Chelsea were the ‘better


Jamie Carragher says Liverpool’s defence is a ‘big worry’ after Chelsea were the ‘better team’ in 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, as Anfield legend identifies two positions Reds need to strengthen

Jamie Carragher claimed Liverpool‘s defence is a ‘big worry’ after the club’s draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. 

Luis Diaz put the visitors in front in London, but Chelsea debutant Axel Disasi was on hand to equalise for the Blues, and the result finished 1-1

Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘Chelsea are a work in progress. New manager, new players. I think they’ve been the better team today, there’s no doubt about that.

‘The big worry for me with Liverpool is defensively. The last action sums it up as they had a corner and they nearly conceded a goal at the other end.

‘Liverpool need a holding midfielder. They need a real defender, an out-and-out defender who can play right across that back four.’

Jamie Carragher claimed Liverpool's defence is a 'big worry' after the club's draw with Chelsea

Jamie Carragher claimed Liverpool’s defence is a ‘big worry’ after the club’s draw with Chelsea 

Carragher identified two positions where Jurgen Klopp's Reds need to strengthen this term

Carragher identified two positions where Jurgen Klopp’s Reds need to strengthen this term

The club have lost Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among others this summer. 

While Liverpool have made some notable purchases in the transfer market, they look set to miss out on Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, who is poised to join Chelsea instead. 

Their summer buys include Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig for £60m and Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton for £35m. Both men made their competitive Liverpool debuts in the 1-1 draw on Sunday. 

However, Carragher’s warning means that they might return to the market to scout out a holding midfielder and a versatile defender before the window closes in September.  



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