Jamie Carragher felt that Jurgen Klopp should have made more changes and introduced extra creativity in the attacking third for The Reds as they struggled to break Everton down on Sunday.
Carragher was one of the pundits on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday coverage from Goodison Park for the 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool’s former number 23 highlighted the concerns for Klopp’s side now as the balance shifted in City’s favour in the Premier League title race.
“A draw away at Everton wouldn’t normally be the end of the world but at this stage in the season with three games in the week, you thought seven points would be great.
“That’s now five points and it’s Man City who Liverpool hope will have to drop points.
“But at the same time it’s not over. There is a long way to go and a lot of points will be dropped between now and the end of the season.”
Regarding Klopp’s decision-making as the game at Goodison progressed, Carragher, like many fans, questioned the manager’s substitutions.
“I do feel there should have been more changes and an attacking threat from Liverpool with the substitutions that they made, particularly on the hour mark.
“Liverpool have only lost one game this season. I played in a season when we only lost two games and still didn’t win the league [2008/09]. It’s not about how many times you lose, it’s about how many points you drop.
“These points are proving vital at this moment. I just think about whether they could have been more proactive with the substitutions that they made. We will only know that at the end of the season.”
Klopp’s decision to introduce James Milner and Adam Lallana to the game ahead of players such as Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri was met with much confusion, and in some cases, derision, from Liverpool fans.
The 0-0 draw with Everton leaves Liverpool one point behind Manchester City with nine games remaining in the Premier League title race.
The Reds have drawn four of their last six Premier League games, allowing Manchester City to overtake them at the top of the table.
Next up for Klopp’s men is Burnley at Anfield next Sunday. Manchester City play Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
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