‘The title is slipping away’ – Liverpool ‘will begin worrying about prime 4’ after Burnley humbling, says Carragher
An ex-Reds defender admits he is undecided if Jurgen Klopp’s facet will be capable to retain the Premier League trophy after seeing them falter at Anfield
Liverpool “will begin worrying in regards to the prime 4” after their humbling by the hands of Burnley, in line with Jamie Carragher, who says “the title is slipping away”.
The Reds missed the prospect to shut the hole on Premier League leaders Manchester United to 3 factors after struggling a shock residence loss to the Clarets on Thursday night time.
Klopp’s facet had been defending a 68-game unbeaten document at Anfield , the second longest streak in top-flight historical past, however the guests ended that run after a formidable efficiency which noticed Ashley Barnes seal a 1-0 victory from the penalty spot within the latter phases of the sport.
Liverpool have now gone 4 consecutive matches with out scoring for the primary time because the 12 months 2000, having seemingly misplaced the spark within the last third which noticed them storm to a primary home crown in three many years final season.
The hosts had 27 pictures over the course of the 90 minutes however lacked the killer contact in entrance of purpose, with Divock Origi responsible of lacking their finest likelihood of the sport when he struck the woodwork with solely Nick Pope to beat late within the first half.
Carragher, who remodeled 500 appearances for the Reds between 1996 and 2013, is anxious that his outdated membership will find yourself being drawn into the battle for Champions League qualification as a substitute of the one for the Premier League trophy except Klopp can oversee a swift turnaround in fortunes within the coming weeks.
“We talked a few lack of kind and Jurgen Klopp has come out and defended his gamers and these Liverpool gamers have carried out so nicely for the membership,” the previous Liverpool defender informed Sky Sports activities post-match.
“The title is slipping away. It’ll be actually troublesome at this second in time. There’s six factors between the highest, it could possibly nonetheless be recovered however the kind they’re in and the fixtures they’ve within the subsequent couple of months.
“They are going to begin worrying in regards to the prime 4 somewhat than the title. They should get again to successful video games and scoring objectives earlier than pondering in regards to the defence of their title.
“They have been so poor, he (Klopp) cannot imagine what’s taking place to Liverpool in the previous couple of weeks, from the 7-0 win at Palace.
“So many gamers are out of shape on the similar time, how they go about it (the video games).
“There are such a lot of groups this season difficult for the highest 4.”
The reigning English champions will now flip their consideration to a gathering with United within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday, which comes 4 days earlier than they absorb a must-win journey to Tottenham within the top-flight.
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