Liverpool former player Jamie Carragher is worried by the latest poor performances from the Reds.
will not be able to win the Premier League title in 2021 “
if they don’t buy a center-back
, with the Reds warned they have had “nowhere near enough” of late.
Liverpool has gone three games without a win and leads on only goal difference from great rivalManchester United
, which has played one game fewer, while
are all within striking distance.
Liverpool have been struggling in defense and Carragher urges
to act on that by dipping into the transfer market for another proven defender, with the Anfield legend warning that there will be a serious price to pay for any lack of movement in January.
He told Sky Sports on the back of a 1-0 defeat away at Southampton
: “I can't see Liverpool winning the league if they don't buy a center-back.
“I said that after the Everton game when [Virgil] van Dijk was injured but I think it's a really tough ask if they don't bring anyone in.
“The fact they played Jordan Henderson at center-back is not going to do a lot for the two lads on the bench [Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips] and their confidence if they have two midfielders playing there. Henderson is not a center-back. He did well, but it's not his position.”
“I did not see that coming, I expected a reaction from Liverpool on the back of two really poor performances. We have just seen another one.
“Liverpool's away form this season is so poor. When it comes to chances created, they have not looked like scoring, even tonight again. Did Fraser Forster have to make a good save, a big save? Did anyone miss a real chance where they had to score?