JAMIE CARRAGHER has questioned Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s squad selection and use of substitutes after their 1-0 EFL Cup semi-final second leg defeat to Southampton.
The Reds found themselves knocked out of the competition after losing both legs 1-0.
And they’ve endured a rough month, winning just one of their eight games in January so far.
Carragher says part of the reason for Liverpool’s slump in form is that the German boss is making the wrong squad choices.
“I look at the manager in the last two games – I’m a massive fan of him – but the changes from the bench have been far too slow to come,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“They’re coming too late in the game.
“The teams that he’s picked to start I haven’t agreed with.
“Emre Can being in the team alongside Henderson. I think Can can only play holding midfield, I don’t think he’s got the legs to play anywhere else.
“Klopp’s starting with those teams and hasn’t recognised the mistake at half time and made a change.
“The changes are coming in 70th, 80th minutes. It’s far too late.”
Carragher also says Liverpool are running out of energy in games and hinted Klopp’s tactics might not suit the Premier League given that there’s no winter break for the players.
“Liverpool look like they’ve run out of energy and legs which is a big worry,” he added.
“Is that down to the energy that they play at and train at?
“Jurgen Klopp’s got no winter break, that’s a big worry.
“There’s still the whole second half of the season to go. They don’t look like they’ve got that zip, that energy there.”