Jamie Carragher hopes Liverpool does not panic in the transfer window after their 2-2 draw against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage. Last year’s runners-up looked a shadow of themselves that saw them pipped to the Premier League title last season by Manchester City on the last day of the season. Carragher believed Fulham executed their plan to perfection.
“Saturday’s draw at Fulham wasn’t the Liverpool we know. Nor the Liverpool that we’ve seen over the last two years. It was one of the poorest performances we’ve seen from a Jurgen Klopp team. Even the Liverpool manager came out and said that,” former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said. “The way Fulham set up: they did to Liverpool what Liverpool want to do to other teams. They were energetic and more ready for a game of football. It’s not too often you see Liverpool not ready for a game of football. But going to a newly-promoted team for the first game of the season, with all the energy there for their supporters, is sometimes too difficult to stop. You expect a team of Liverpool’s quality to be able to do that but it just wasn’t to be.”
“We can’t be too critical: it’s the first game of the season. This team has produced so much and you can see that the quality is there. It’s not the end of the world, there are still 37 games to go,” he added. “Most people would say Liverpool’s midfield could now be strengthened, not in terms of numbers but maybe in terms of quality and offering something different to what they have in midfield. It’s not having a go at the midfield players that they currently have, it’s just the age profile of some of the midfielders there, who are getting into their 30s.”
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