Carra names one ‘problem’ Liverpool failed to resolve vs Leipzig

Date published: Wednesday 17th February 2021 10:58 - Joe Williams

Jamie Carragher Liverpool

Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool still need to get more creative if they want to build on their 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.

The Reds have been going through a tough time in the Premier League, with three back-to-back defeats leaving the defending champions sixth.

Goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane gave them a much-needed boost on Tuesday though, as they overcame Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.


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Liverpool will need another good performance on Saturday as they host Everton in the Merseyside derby and Carragher has warned Jurgen Klopp’s side that they need to start creating more.

Carragher told CBS: “I saw a Liverpool performance that I have seen in the last few weeks. Liverpool’s energy, the pressing has been there for a few weeks and it was there from the start.

“I am not trying to take anything away from that result. That’s a magnificent result. That team is just behind (Bayern) Munich in the Bundesliga and they did really well in the Champions League last season.

“But the actual goals scored were on the back of mistakes and they were clinical. They still didn’t create an awful lot in the game. Again, I am not being critical.

“But they haven’t created an awful lot. Then one mistake, the ball has gone into the opposition net, and that could have happened tonight even though they got away with it because of the goalkeeper at 0-0.

“For how well Liverpool played tonight, they still didn’t create an awful lot tonight themselves. For me, going forward that’s still a problem.”

And Klopp knows their win over the Bundesliga side in the Champions League does not gloss over their domestic form.

“We are not children anymore, so we don’t think everything is fine because we won one game,” Klopp said. “It is much more important that we played good football again, and not for the first time in the last few weeks.”

 

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