Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool should have added to their squad in January, and feels rivals have better quality from the bench.
At the turn of the year, everything looked rosy at Anfield, with Liverpool looking likely to be one of Chelsea’s main challengers for the title, but since then, it has all gone wrong – the Reds have won just once against League Two side Plymouth, at the second attempt, in 2017, and Carragher believes that a stretched squad has been unable to cope, insisting it was clear additions were necessary.
“Liverpool don’t have the squad to match the other teams and are in a major fight for the top four,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “For how great everything was going a few months ago, it shows how quickly everything can just unravel.
“A major disappointment, whether it was down to the manager or the board, was not getting any reinforcements in in January. The players are there, I am not saying panic buy.
“At this moment, there are lots of problems, defensively and in attack, but I am talking about in terms of numbers, Liverpool needed something.
“If you look at Liverpool’s bench, they haven’t got anything like what Manchester United have got, City have got – these are the teams they are trying to compete with.