Jamie Redknapp worried about defender ahead of Man United v Liverpool

The former Liverpool captain reckons Manchester United will fancy their chances against Ragnar Klavan if the centre-half starts at Old Trafford

Jamie Redknapp has expressed his concerns about Ragnar Klavan ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Merseyside outfit suffered a 1-0 loss to Southampton in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night after Nathan Redmond scored the winner in the opening half.

However, Klavan was at fault for Redmond’s goal after the Estonia international failed to cut out Jay Rodriguez’s through pass which allowed the Southampton match-winner to streak free of the Liverpool defence and finish past Loris Karius.

The summer signing has struggled when asked to deputise for Joel Matip in the Liverpool side this season, although the centre-half offered fans hope with an assured performance in a 1-0 win against Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.

Former Liverpool captain Redknapp reckons Manchester United will be relishing the chance to punish Klavan if Klopp persists with the Estonian defender for their trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

“That mistake by Klavan [for the goal]. That summed him up,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“If you’re Manchester United, you’re looking at that and thinking he was very nervous. If he plays at the weekend against Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan, it’s a big ask for him. He looks very low on confidence.”

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