Jamie Carragher expresses concerns about Liverpool FC defence after 2-0 win at Wolves

The Liverpool FC legend opens up about the Reds defending after Friday night's 2-0 win at Wolves

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Screen grab

Jamie Carragher admitted that Liverpool FC looked “open” at the back for the first time this season despite the Reds easing to a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday night.

Jurgen Klopp stuck with Dejan Lovren at centre-half alongside the world’s most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk in the absence of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip due to injury.

The Merseyside outfit made the breakthrough in the 17th minute thanks to Mohamed Salah’s 11th goal of the season after Fabinho found the Egypt international with a superb cross.

However, Liverpool FC allowed complacency to set in for the remainder of the first half and Wolves started to put Klopp’s back four under sustained pressure.

Van Dijk was Liverpool FC’s standout performer as Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Lovren all escaped unpunished with small errors in the Premier League clash.

The Netherlands international sealed three points for the visitors in the second half with a close-range finish after Salah picked out the club’s record signing.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher admitted that the Reds look uncharacteristically “open” during their 2-0 win agianst the promoted side on Friday night.

“This is one of the first times this season that Liverpool have looked open defensively. An opposition team have caused them problems,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“They got a clean sheet but it wasn’t perfect defensively. They weren’t hanging on but there were far too many openings in that first half. The quality at the top end of the pitch was the difference for Liverpool.”

Liverpool FC secured top spot in the Premier League table thanks to their 2-0 win over Wolves on Friday night.

The Reds will take on Newcastle United in their next Premier League game on 26 December.

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