Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool need to be more clinical as Jamie Carragher questions Darwin Nunez’s after ‘unforgivable’ miss

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed their missed chances are their ‘obvious’ problem after their Premier League title hopes took a major hit.

The Reds were beaten 2-0 by Merseyside rivals Everton to leave them three points adrift of league leaders Arsenal with four games to play.

Liverpool had seven shots on target at Goodison Park but it was yet another case of them lacking a clinical edge in front of goal.

This was the same in their 2-2 draw at Manchester United and shock 1-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, and Klopp believes that it’s a problem that needs addressing.

Speaking to talkSPORT after the loss against Everton, he said: “I really think we should just try to win football games by playing better, more convincing, using our chances.

“That’s obviously the problem now over the last few weeks, I think that’s obvious. We create, we don’t use them often enough.

“To the end of the season it’s obviously not great because the first thing you need is results, for that you need to score goals, shouldn’t concede, would be helpful as well. Yeah, nothing good to say about this today.”

One huge chance in particular fell to Darwin Nunez, who had a clear shot at goal, but he could only fire his effort straight at Jordan Pickford when he should arguably have found the bottom corner.

The Uruguayan is Liverpool’s second top scorer all season on 18 goals but club legend Jamie Carragher doesn’t think he can produce when it matters.

Speaking on the missed chance, he told Sky Sports: “The chance Nunez misses before half-time, that’s unforgivable at this level.

“These lads [Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge] know a lot more than me about that, but that’s not acceptable at this level, certainly when Liverpool are going for the title.”

Carragher later said there is a ‘real discussion’ with Liverpool’s new manager, who could be Arne Slot amid opened talks, about the future of Mohamed Salah amid his contract expiry next summer.

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However, he doesn’t think this is the same when it comes to Nunez: “I think I’m at the stage now with Nunez where I don’t think there is a question to ask.

“I think after two years at the club, and I’ve probably been guilty of this, you want him to do well so much, there’s so much of what you like because he gives everything.

“He runs, he causes trouble, he gets the odd goal, he gets an assist but after two years now and when Liverpool this season are going for the title, in those big games you need your man to score.

“Away at Old Trafford, away at Goodison, in the European game at Atalanta. There’s no time to wait, this is not October, November, this is the business end of the title race.”

Premier League title glory was all that was left for Liverpool following exits in the FA Cup and Europa League, but this now looks a distant possibility.

Only three points separates them and Arsenal but with the Gunners looking strong and Manchester City still able to take top spot, it could be out of reach for the Reds.

SOURCE: Football News, Transfers, Opinion – talkSPORT   (go to source)
AUTHOR: Robert Calcutt
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