Jamie Carragher raises doubts over Liverpool goalkeepers ahead of West Ham clash
The Liverpool legend addresses the issue of goalkeepers in the Reds side over the past three or four years
Jamie Carragher has questioned Liverpool’s choice of goalkeepers over the past three or four seasons.
Jurgen Klopp’s summer signing Loris Karius endured a forgettable Sunday afternoon after the German shot stopper conceded three times in the final 14 minutes as Liverpool lost 4-3 to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
The Reds have already leaked 35 goals in 14 Premier League games this season which is significantly worse than their chief title rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Karius was handed the Liverpool number one shirt after Klopp demoted Simon Mignolet to second-choice goalkeeper due to the Belgium international’s inconsistent performances.
However, Liverpool legend Carragher still doesn’t appear to be satisfied with the Merseyside outfit’s goalkeeping options after Sunday’s disappointing 4-3 loss to Bournemouth.
“Going back over the last three or four years, is it [Liverpool’s poor defending] to do with the goalkeepers,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“Now and then, you need your goalkeeper to make a save. When you come under pressure, you need your goalkeeper. Simon Mignolet isn’t good enough [either].”
The Reds were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Divock Origi before Emre Can restored Liverpool’s two-goal cushion after James Milner conceded a penalty.
However, Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook and Nathan Ake scored in the final 14 minutes to seal an unlikely three points for the Cherries.