Liverpool look defensively worse than last season, says Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher feels Brendan Rodgers's defence looked better last season after a 3-1 loss at Upton Park

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool are defensively worse than last season after a 3-1 loss to West Ham United.

The Reds conceded two goals inside seven minutes at Upton Park as Winston Reid rose above the Liverpool defence to head home before Diafro Sakho lobbed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

England forward Raheem Sterling gave the visitors a foot holding in the east London clash with a low finish past Hammers shot stopper Adrian before half-time.

However, Liverpool couldn’t find an equaliser and miscued header from Mamadou Sakho allowed Morgan Amalfitano to seal three points in the 88th minute.

And Reds legend Carragher feels Brendan Rodgers’s defence has taken steps backwards despite the manager signing three defenders in the summer transfer window.

Earlier in the Saturday evening kick-off, Carragher likened Sterling’s second Premier League goal of the season to Vladimir Smicer’s strike in the Champions League final in 2005.

Thomas Partey
‘He looked really solid’: Mikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s Arsenal debut
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man United v Chelsea FC
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Thiago Silva’s display in Chelsea FC’s draw at Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal v Leicester City
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Chelsea FC
Jose Mourinho
Michael Owen predicts Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Man United legend Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs makes Man United prediction about Axel Tuanzebe
Robin van Persie
‘A real captain’: Robin van Persie heaps praise on Liverpool FC star
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal v Leicester City