Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has criticized the Reds’ show in opposition to Brentford, claiming that Jurgen Klopp’s facet now reminds him of Arsene Wenger’s struggling Arsenal.
The Merseysiders traveled to the Gtech Group Stadium for his or her Premier League conflict with Brentford on Monday, 2 January. The 19-time English champions had been means beneath their greatest in opposition to the Bees, succumbing to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat. It was Brentford’s first win over Liverpool since 1938.
Carragher was dissatisfied together with his former workforce’s efficiency on Monday evening and took to Twitter to share his ideas. He acknowledged that Klopp’s present workforce reminded him of Wenger’s Arsenal, who couldn’t deal with the opposition’s aggression. The Englishman wrote:
“I’ve not been watching a Klopp workforce for lots of this season, it’s a workforce now that can’t deal with the depth of the opposition.
“It jogs my memory of WENGER’s Arsenal, going from a robust & pacy workforce to a technical one. Defensively it’s a shambles.”
Arsenal gained the Premier League twice in Wenger’s 22-year reign. Within the final couple of seasons of his tenure (2016-17, 2017-18), Arsenal had a tough time matching the opposition’s depth. They performed eye-catching soccer however completed out of the highest 4 in each seasons (fifth in 2016-17 and sixth in 2017-18).
Ibrahima Konate and Virgil van Dijk endure as Liverpool fall to shock 3-1 defeat at Brentford
Liverpool’s centre-back pairing Ibrahima Konate and Virgil van Dijk each suffered because the Reds succumbed to a 3-1 defeat away from residence. Konate scored an personal purpose whereas Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbuemo every scored a purpose to fireside Brentford to a historic win. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the Merseysiders’ solely purpose.
Konate was answerable for two of Brentford’s three targets on Monday. Within the nineteenth minute, he did not get his leg out of the best way of Mbuemo’s nook. The ball took a deflection off him and deceived Alisson. Once more within the 84th minute, Mbuemo breezed previous him contained in the Reds’ field, fully outmuscling him earlier than making use of a tidy end.
Van Dijk, however, misplaced in a footrace to Mbuemo within the 18th minute, however his blushes had been saved by Alisson’s decisive conserving. The Liverpool no. 4 appeared like a shadow of his assured self and struggled to offer sufficient cowl for his teammates. Klopp hooked the Netherlands worldwide off at half-time, probably as a consequence of muscle overload.
The defeat leaves Liverpool in sixth place within the Premier League standings, 15 factors adrift of league leaders Arsenal.