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Jamie Carragher blasts Liverpool home record as ‘unacceptable’ and says they can’t use Van Dijk injury as an excuse


Feb 22, 2021

JAMIE CARRAGHER has blasted Liverpool’s dreadful home record after four successive defeats at Anfield.

And the Liverpool legend insisted the club cannot use the long-term injury to defender Virgil van Dyk as an excuse.

Liverpool's title defence has collapsed with a desperate run at Anfield


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The pundit told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I was very critical of Liverpool on commentary and it seemed to upset a section of fans that I wasn’t more supportive.

“What I would say is that I’ve analysed this team for three years now.  What this team has done is amazing but it doesn’t exempt them from criticism.

“Liverpool can’t win the league without Van Dijk, that’s the big picture. But the problem Liverpool have at centre-back or with midfielders in defence does not mean they cannot win home games against Everton, Brighton, Burnley and West Brom.

“It’s not an excuse for individual games. No matter what problem you have as a Liverpool player you cannot not win at home for six games – that’s unacceptable.

“I’ve been in teams, not as good as this one, but you find a way to win. We beat Everton twice with 10 men.

“Liverpool started the game against Everton with 10 Champions League winners. Van Dijk is not an excuse in individual games.”

Liverpool have gone six games without a win at home after rivals Everton stunned them on Saturday.


It was the Toffees’ first victory at Anfield in 22 years as they dealt another huge blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Liverpool’s dire form at home has left the champions facing an uphill battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

And Carragher’s not the only pundit alarmed by their slump with Gary Neville claiming the players looked like zombies in defeat.

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