Liverpool have scored from long balls in both of their last two Premier League wins against Everton and Bournemouth.
Divock Origi latched onto Dejan Lovren’s pass to score in the 5-2 victory over Everton at Anfield last Wednesday before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain benefitted from another long ball against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Carragher says that was a game plan from Liverpool, especially before the trip to the south coast.
“We go to the weekend, this is three minutes in,” he said on Sky Sports.
“So there’s no doubt this is something that has been spoken about before the game, to try and exploit against Bourneouth.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain making that run inside, Henderson making the pass, and this was a constant theme throughout the game.
“We don’t forget midweek also, the long ball by I think Lovren for Origi. Liverpool are the best in the world at making runs between defenders.
“You think of [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah, even Origi is great at that, making that run.
“So there is no doubt this is something that has been mentioned, ‘we can exploit from Bournemouth’.”