Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has criticized the Reds’ performance against Brentford, claiming Jurgen Klopp’s side now remind him of Arsene Wenger’s struggling Arsenal.
The Merseysiders travel to the Gtech Community Stadium for their Premier League clash with Brentford on Monday 2 January. The 19-time English champions were well below their best against the Bees, succumbing to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat. It was Brentford’s first win over Liverpool since 1938.
Carragher was disappointed by his former club’s performance on Monday night and shared his thoughts on Twitter. He said that Klopp’s current team reminded him of Wenger’s Arsenal, and they could not cope with the opponent’s aggression. Brit wrote:
“I haven’t had much time to look at Klopp’s team this season, a team that can’t cope with the intensity of the opposition right now.
“It reminds me of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, from a strong and fast team to a technical team. Defensively it was a mess.”
Arsenal have won the Premier League twice during Wenger’s 22-year managerial career. In the last few seasons of his tenure (2016-17, 2017-18), Arsenal struggled to match the intensity of their opponents. They played compelling football but failed to finish in the top four in two seasons (fifth in 2016-17, sixth in 2017-18).
Ibrahima Konate and Virgil van Dijk suffer as Liverpool thrash 3-1 at Brentford
Liverpool centre-back partner Ibrahim Konate and Virgil van Dyck Both suffered losses as the Reds lost 3-1 away. Konate scored an own goal, while Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbuemo added goals each to give Brentford a historic win. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Scored the only goal for the Merseysiders.
Konate was responsible for two of Brentford’s three goals on Monday. In the 19th minute, Mbueimo took a corner kick and his legs failed to block it. The ball deflected off him and tricked Alisson. In the 84th minute, Mbuemo once again blew past him in the Reds box, clearing him before finishing neatly.
Van Dijk, on the other hand, lost to Mbuemo in the 18th minute, but his blush was saved by Alisson’s decisive save. Liverpool did not. 4 Looks like a shadow of his confidence, struggling to provide enough cover for his teammates. Klopp pulled the Netherlands international off at half-time, possibly due to muscle overload.
The defeat leaves Liverpool sixth in the table Super League In the standings, league leaders Arsenal are 15 points behind.