Jamie Carragher bemoans how Real Madrid destroyed Liverpool at Anfield, coming back from two goals down to win 5-2
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher slammed Liverpool’s “shambolic” performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Real Madrid ‘destroy’ Liverpool
Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah sent Liverpool ahead 2-0 early on in the game but Real Madrid came back with wrath, destroying the Reds on their home turf. A brace from Benzema and Vinicius as well as an Eder Militao goal in between the two braces made it 5-2 for Los Blancos.
With such a heavy defeat at home ground, things are looking bleak for Liverpool. This has led to a fiery rant from former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.
The former Liverpool captain said on CBS Sports: “First of all what a performance by Real Madrid to come to Anfield and do that.
“I’ve never seen a team come to Anfield, on a European night that I can remember, and perform and destroy Liverpool like that.
“That was shambolic from Liverpool, embarrassing, we’ve made excuses for them all season.
“We’ve said reasons why they’re not doing as well as they have done in previous seasons, but that was a disgrace in that second half.”
Despite their recent two wins in the Premier League, Liverpool just seemed to give up after Real Madrid’s equalizer.
“What I’m talking about in terms of shambolic, is defensively shambolic all season.“
Carragher added: “To not even have a chance, to show any real fight after the goals go in and to lose that second half 3-0, when you’re attacking The Kop and it’s 2-2 in the tie, absolutely shambolic from Liverpool.
“What I’m talking about in terms of shambolic, is defensively shambolic all season.
“It was nonsense that Liverpool were back after the last two games, they played against an Everton team who produced one of the worst performances in a derby, they did nothing.
“At Newcastle, Newcastle had 10 men and created chances, if they had 11 they would have got back in the game I’m convinced.
“That is because Liverpool right now, all season in fact, have been an absolute shambles defensively. This team had a great defensive record last season.
“The midfield doesn’t have the energy any more, the attacking players don’t press or have the cohesion they had before.
“This Liverpool defence, who we’ve been told for years have the best players in the world, can’t cope. For years, they’ve had a front six in front of them who worked harder and smarter than any other team in football, but now they’re gone they’ve absolutely fallen apart.”