By 90Min
November 22, 2017

A visibly angry Jamie Carragher bemoaned Liverpool's 'stupid' and 'childish' defending after Tuesday night's 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp's side squandered a three-goal lead in the second-half at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, the hosts completing their comeback with an injury-time equaliser.

And Carragher did not hold back in his scathing criticism of Liverpool, singling out full-back Alberto Moreno for his part in the goals.

"It was a shambles," he told Viasport football. "Thankfully I'm not allowed to swear also, because I'd like to swear when I see that second half.


"The big question going into this game was if Liverpool's defence could cope with the atmosphere and the players of Sevilla. We know they have a great home record and I felt before the game the answer would be no.

"But I didn't think it would be as bad as this, especially in the second-half. I didn't see Liverpool keeping a clean sheet, but to be 3-0 up and see how Liverpool gave the goals away and the actual game intelligence was like watching children play.

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"At Sevilla you have to quieten the crowd. Liverpool did that by scoring goals in the first-half. In the second-half Sevilla came flying out. Liverpool continually gave stupid fouls away. Two of the goals came from set-pieces, and another foul they gave away in the box from Alberto Moreno is unbelievable.

"Moreno's had a lot of credit this season because he's performed a lot better than he has done, but he's been at the club now for three or four years and I don't think a run of seven or eight games should cloud people's judgement.

"I still think Liverpool need a left-back. He has done a lot better this season, but he still has those moments where he makes rash decisions and rash tackles, and I don't think that will ever go out of his game. 

"It was a very good decision by Klopp to bring James Milner on, because at that stage I thought Liverpool were going to lose the game, never mind draw the game."

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