“No leadership on the pitch” – Carragher hits out at “mentally and physically weak” Liverpool

Jamie Carragher couldn’t hide his frustrations after Liverpool’s fourth straight defeat, losing 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

The former Liverpool defender said, speaking as a supporter, he was worried for his side, who are being “bullied out of games” and are “mentally and physically weak”, with “no leadership on the pitch”.

The telling statistic that Liverpool won just one tackle between the 60th and 80th minute in the game, during which they conceded twice, is evidence of Carragher’s words. That and the fact that between them Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard didn’t win a single tackle in the match.

Last month, we discussed Liverpool’s need for a midfield enforcer, a player prepared to put in a tackle and showing some tenacity.