Jamie Carragher urges Jurgen Klopp to pay attention to Liverpool warning signs

The Liverpool legend questions Jurgen Klopp's defence heading into the final months of the season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Carragher has urged Jurgen Klopp to fix Liverpool’s defence if the German coach doesn’t want to leave a similar legacy to Roy Evans and Brendan Rodgers.

The charismatic German coach took over the reins at Liverpool back in October 2015 following Liverpool’s disappointing start to the Premier League season under Rodgers.

Klopp led Liverpool to the EFL Cup and Europa League final but the Reds lost both showpieces to Manchester City and Sevilla, while the Merseyside outfit finished in eighth place.

Liverpool have already conceded 39 times in 30 games in the 2016-17 season as the 18-time English champions look to claim a top four spot and a place in next season’s Champions League.

However, the Reds surrendered a 2-1 lead to draw 2-2 with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday night to leave their top-four hopes in doubt with Arsenal and Manchester United have played two games less than Klopp’s men.

Speaking to the Daily Mail about Liverpool’s defensive problems, Carragher said:

“[Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund] title winners of 2011 and 2012 only conceded 47 goals over two seasons. Liverpool, by contrast, might give that many away this year alone and that should have the alarms sounding.

“Klopp, who has already lost two finals, does not want to be remembered as a nearly manager, like Evans and Rodgers, but the warning signs could not be more stark. If they keep going as they have been in these final eight matches, Liverpool will not get into the top four. More than ever, he needs his defence to give the club a chance.”

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five games at Anfield.

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