Liverpool mentally and physically weak, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher criticises Liverpool's performance after 3-1 loss at Palace

Jamie Carragher has blasted Liverpool as “mentally and physically weak” after a 3-1 loss at Crystal Palace.

Rickie Lambert broke the deadlock on his first Premier League start as the veteran striker latched onto Adam Lallana’s through ball in the second minute.

Liverpool didn’t offer anything. They aren’t getting beaten by quality

Jamie Carragher

However, former Peterborough forward Dwight Gayle levelled the game up in the 19th minute before a crazy three-minute spell in the final stages of the clash.

Joe Ledley slotted home in the 78th minute to put Palace 2-1 up before captain Mile Jedinak dispatched a powerful free-kick to wrap up three points.

“This is more than a poor start. There is something wrong. There is something not right,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“They’re getting bullied out of games. This time last year when they came in, we said they’re mentally and physically weak. Same again, nothing has changed.

“£120m has been spent and Luis Suarez is gone. So what if Suarez is gone! They’re still mentally weak, they’re lacking leadership on the pitch.

“The worst thing that can ever be thrown at your own team is that they’re being bullied or being weak. That is what we saw today from Liverpool. It has been happening all season.

“I’ve never moved club. I’m sure it takes a foreign player a bit of time [to settle] but we’re getting to stage now where we need to start seeing performances.

“You know it was coming. As soon as Palace equalised, Liverpool didn’t offer anything. They aren’t getting beaten by quality.

“They’re mentally and physically weak.”

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