Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is not to impressed by defenders Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren. Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet this season and defeats to Aston Villa and West Ham have been disappointing. Liverpool have conceded nine goals in six games this season and that’s mainly due to shaky defending from set piece situations. The Reds don’t look like the team that can challenge for the title this season and unconvincing wins against Ludogorets and Middlesbrough just shows that. Liverpool have conceded three goals during injury time this season and the defenders have been complacent during the dying minutes of the game. 

Jamie Carragher has rightly criticized Liverpool defenders Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren who costed the club £38million.

He wrote in his Daily Mail column: “There will be a period of adjustment and we have heard how they will need time to settle. I used to feel, though, that you could gauge within a couple of months about whether a signing would be successful.

“Think about it: Sami Hyypia and Didi Hamann on to Alonso, Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano, Suarez and even Daniel Sturridge — they were all doing the business almost as soon as they walked through the door.

“Those who struggled in their first season very rarely turned it around in their second year.

“I know it’s early days but, when you have spent £38m on defenders like Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho, you don’t want to be hearing about settling in. You want instant results but Liverpool are shipping goals.

“Lovren was brought in to add leadership at the back but Liverpool actually look worse defensively than they did last season. Sakho doesn’t fill you with confidence when you watch him and nor does the goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet. They need to step it up urgently.

“Rodgers had the good fortune last season of injuries not making much impact on his team but, with a bigger fixture list, he had to invest to bring in numbers and quality.

“Of those who have come in only Alberto Moreno, the young Spanish left back, has impressed me so far.”


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