Jamie Carragher defends his criticism of Liverpool striker on Twitter

The Liverpool legend refutes the suggestion that he slammed Daniel Sturridge after their EFL Cup exit

Jamie Carragher has taken to Twitter to refute the media’s claims that the Liverpool legend slammed Daniel Sturridge after their EFL Cup exit on Wednesday night.

The England international endured a tough 90 minutes as the 27-year-old spurned a number of clear cut chances to break the deadlock at Anfield before Southampton striker Shane Long netted an added-time winner in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

Carragher was critical of Sturridge’s performance in the 1-0 defeat as the Liverpool legend attempted to explain what is different about the England star after a series of career-stalling injuries since his move to Anfield in January 2013.

One media outlet quoted Carragher as saying that Liverpool were effectively playing with 10 men given Sturridge’s disappointing performance.

However, the Liverpool legend took issue with the headline as he posted the below tweet on social media in attempt to clarify his comments.

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Carragher’s thoughts on Sturridge can be read here as Liverpool prepare to host leaders Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Tuesday night.

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