Former players tend to me the most critical of their former teams when things are not going well and that certainly applied to both Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness at the weekend.
Carragher started off discussing Benteke and his lack of service,
“There was not enough help for Benteke, don’t understand what the point was in playing Danny Ings in that wide position. He didn’t give the support to Benteke .
“You think about how many strikers Liverpool have on the books and they have no wide players. They’ve only got Jordon Ibe.
“I don’t understand this obsession with playing 4-3-3. Brendan Rodgers came to the club wanting to play 4-3-3 and it didn’t work.
“The great season they had was with two strikers and how they got them into the team is down to the manager. They’ve got a lot of strikers, no wide players, and he continues to play 4-3-3.”
Ouch, then up pops Souness to have his say
“The first thing you have to do with players is make them feel comfortable in positions they’re playing in,”
“Firmino doesn’t want to be out there. On the other side Ings doesn’t want to be there. Right away they’ve got an excuse: ‘This is not my position, I’m not used to it’.
Not a happy family the Liverpool crowd these days and in all fairness who can blame them, they were woeful against Man United.