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Jamie Carragher: Liverpool did not create enough to win

Former Kopite, Jamie Carragher says Liverpool did not create enough chances in their game against Southampton to earn a point or all three.

Jurgen Klopp’s men lost their second game of the season to Southampton, who were inspired by the return of former Liverpool player, Danny Ings.

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After going down in the early part of the game, Liverpool could not get themselves into the game and suffered another setback on the road after successive draws in their last outings.

Reacting to, skipper, Jordan Henderson’s comments that his side should have snatched an equalizer, Carragher disagreed and asserted that Liverpool did not create enough to manage an equalizer or take away all  three points.

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Jordan Henderson then just mentioned that he felt Liverpool should have got something out of the game, they played well in second half, Carragher told Sky Sports. I don’t agree with that.

When you actually look at the stats there you say ‘Liverpool are much better than Southampton’ but we had this argument a few weeks ago when we were talking about Arsenal vs Spurs. The stats for Arsenal compared to Spurs.

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When a team score the early goal the onus is on the team who are behind to do something to get back into the game.

Naturally a team drop off. They’re not too bothered about possession. It’s up to Liverpool to get on the ball.

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But the biggest thing when you’re in that situation is not having more possession, you’re always going to have more possession when you’re losing. It always happens. It’s what you do with the possession.

You said one shot on target. I can’t think of chance where I thought ‘how’s he missed that’ for a Liverpool player. Or the keeper’s made a great save.

Can Liverpool defend their title?

Liverpool are still in first place with 33 points but after failing in recent weeks to open up a gap at the top of the table, the optimism of them defending their first Premier League trophy in 30 years is washing down.

Manchester United are breathing heavily on their neck as they have the same points with the Reds and could even leapfrog them and open up a three point lead if they are able to secure a win in their outstanding game against Burnley.

The defending champions could even find themselves in third place if Manchester City win their two outstanding fixtures in the next weeks.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are certainly not running away with the title this season. The battle is on!

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