Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United have a better squad than Liverpool.
The league leaders are just three points ahead of Manchester City after playing out a 1-1 draw with West Ham on Monday and could temporarily go second one if City win on Wednesday.
Following Liverpool’s draw in each of their last two games, Carragher says their lack of depth is beginning to show, pointing out the club’s decision to loan Nathaniel Clyne and the underwhelming performances from Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
“I said yesterday Manchester United have a better squad than Liverpool. People may have thought it was a strange thing to say but I think we’re seeing little signs of it,” he said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“On the right back situation, Klopp’s made a mistake letting Clyne go. I know there were a couple of injuries but you don’t need to let him go — keep him there.
“At the moment James Milner has played there twice now and watching him you can’t quite believe he played left back so well for so long. He looks like someone completely out of position.
“Keita, who he paid big money for, looked quiet and keeps losing the ball. Firmino doesn’t look himself. Salah we didn’t see anything from tonight.
“I think that’s a worry going forward, not in terms of this pressure in the lead, more that when there’s a few injuries in different positions it doesn’t look like that solid Liverpool side we’ve seen for the last few weeks.”
Liverpool would constantly be looking over their shoulders with Man City and Tottenham closing in more than ever on their lead.
“I think there were was a lot of frustration out there tonight. I think there were a lot of poor performances. I couldn’t believe how bad Liverpool were tonight, but I also think there needs to be a bit of perspective that Liverpool are still top of the league,” he said.
The title race is far from over as Liverpool prepare to take on Bournemouth on Saturday.
“If Liverpool go one or two points behind City and Tottenham, they’re still in the race for the league.”