Jamie Carragher tells Jurgen Klopp: This Liverpool pair can’t play together
The former Liverpool defender wasn't impressed with Jurgen Klopp's midfield combination
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Emre Can and Jordan Henderson can’t play together in the same midfield after Liverpool lost 2-0 to Southampton on aggregate in their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp partnered Can with captain Henderson ahead of Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum despite the German’s poor performance in a 3-2 loss to Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder struggled to get going in midfield alongside the England captain and Klopp replaced Can in the second half as he brought on Divock Origi in search of an opener.
However, Republic of Ireland international Shane Long broke the deadlock on the stroke of full-time with a goal on the counter-attack at Anfield.
Speaking at half-time of Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to the Saints on Wednesday night, Carragher offered some selection advice to Klopp in terms of his midfield.
“Can and Henderson as a two doesn’t work. Only one of them – it has to be Henderson [should play]. Only if you’re playing at Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal away can them two play. Never ever play them two together,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
Liverpool will host Premier League leaders Chelsea in their next top-flight game at Anfield on Tuesday night.