After Liverpool’s heavy defeat against Naples (4-1) on Wednesday on the first day of the Champions League group stage, Jamie Carragher pointed to the Reds’ lack of intensity. The former defender is worried about the game currently practiced by Jürgen Klopp’s team.
Jürgen Klopp had no trouble recognizing it: Liverpool were « bad » and must « reinvent themselves » according to the German technician, after the Reds’ heavy defeat on the field of Naples (4-1) during the first day of the Champions League group stage. Club legend Jamie Carragher is worried after the start of the season for Mohamed Salah and his teammates.
« Is this the end of a cycle? »
Finalist of the last edition of the Champions League and second in the English championship after a new Homeric duel against Manchester City, Liverpool notably lost Sadio Mané this summer. Darwin Nunez has been recruited in attack but the team no longer seems the same.
« For me, the big worry is, ‘Is this something that’s going to continue throughout the season? Is this the end of a cycle?’ Liverpool got it badly wrong in the summer transfers, because this team is very far from being developed and they played at full speed for five or six years, » said Jamie Carragher, consultant for CBS. Sport.
« It’s suicidal football »
For Liverpool, who have taken nine points from six Premier League games, including a loss to Manchester United, the latest appearances raise many questions. « Is it a massive drop physically because of what’s happened in the last five or six years, the way they’ve played, the intensity of their game? And this team can « She get it back? It’s really embarrassing, » Carragher continued, pointing to the lack of intensity. « But if they keep playing like this, they’re going to have a big problem for the Premier League this season and to qualify for the next round of the Champions League, because it’s suicidal football. »
Liverpool will continue their season on Saturday at Anfield with the Premier League reception of Wolverhampton. Next Tuesday, Jürgen Klopp’s team will have to pull themselves together in Europe against Ajax Amsterdam, who crushed Glasgow Rangers (4-0) on Wednesday. A new defeat would necessarily jeopardize the rest of the adventure.