Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has labelled his former club “mentality midgets” as their poor run of form continues.
The Reds fell to a sixth successive home defeat yesterday as they were humbled by Fulham at Anfield.
From the first whistle until the very last, Jurgen Klopp’s men were consistently outfought by Scott Parker’s Cottagers. That fact alone will be cause for concern amongst those within the red half of Merseyside.
The struggles go on
One man who has been through his fair share of questionable Liverpool teams is the aforementioned Carragher. The retired centre-back experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with the club, but his main issue right now appears to be with their state of mind.
When speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher elaborated on the ideology behind Liverpool’s mentality.
“So often at these stages last season, Liverpool scored late goals, even the year before when they were chasing down Man City. That man (Jurgen Klopp) rightly called his side the mentality monsters and they deserved that tag, but right now, they are like mentality midgets.
“Every time there is a bit of adversity, you go behind in a game, his team is just not dealing well with adversity at any stage in this last three or four months.
“It’s not acceptable from Liverpool, that sort of performance, and I’ll tell you what, I played in some really poor Liverpool teams.
“These defeats, at home, against the level of opposition, you need to find something from somewhere. It looks like top four positions now are a long way off.”
Right now isn’t the time for reflection, though, as Liverpool have to regroup the best they can heading into big games against RB Leipzig and Wolves.
If they lose both, the pressure on Jurgen Klopp will grow even further.
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