Van Dijk is not enough to fix Liverpool's 'shambolic' defence, insists Carragher

Doug Mendoza
August 12, 2017

However, the Reds went in behind at the break after Abdoulaye Doucoure fired in to make it 2-1 to the hosts.

The Reds have been repeatedly linked with the Dutch defender.

The Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool midfielder believes the giant centre-back will eventually put an end to his drawn-out battle to quit Southampton by moving to Anfield by the transfer window cut-off.

Carragher is not pleased with reports surfacing that Coutinho, who is now absent with a back injury, is not getting on with manager Jurgen Klopp, believing they cross a line.

"You've had a pre-season and nothing's changing". What are they looking at? Watford should've been one-nil up before the corner, nothing changes.

Much of the reason as to why Moreno is still at the club is down to his impressive form during pre-season and Carragher isn't happy Jurgen Klopp is judging the full-back on those displays.

"I think (Virgil) Van Dijk's agent has got another 20 grand a week on his contract", said Redknapp.

"But the stuff about not getting on with Klopp, these stories getting fed out, that's where I think that crosses the line".

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"But I don't care how good a centre-back, getting exposed on counter-attacks, you've got to cover the full width of the pitch, it's nearly impossible".

There was also discussion about how Leicester let their lead slip, which they held twice during the match, and the contribution of Jamie Vardy, who netted two of the Foxes' three goals on Friday evening. "Firmino can attack the ball!"

Carragher was adamant - extremely adamant - that one player, regardless of how good they are, can not solve Liverpool's shaky defence.

"They play so high and wide, if you're a centre-back you're exposed all the time, it's culture".

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It's hard to argue with Carragher.

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