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Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to make ruthless selection call.

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

Carragher wants Jurgen Klopp to tweak Liverpool‘s starting XI.

Carragher is convinced Diogo Jota should start ahead of Roberto Firmino [Getty]
Carragher is convinced Diogo Jota should start ahead of Roberto Firmino [Getty]

The former Reds defender reckons Firmino has been lucky Jota was injured for so long.

Carragher is convinced Diogo Jota should start ahead of Roberto Firmino for Liverpool’s Premier League game against Wolves on Monday night.

The Portugal international has started the Reds' last two games, having returned from a knee injury that kept him out of action since December.

Jota hasn’t returned to scoring form yet but looked sharp in Liverpool's 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

However, ex-Reds defender Carragher says he would like Klopp to make a ruthless selection as he reckons the 24-year-old summer signing is a bigger threat than Firmino at the moment.

The Brazil forward is currently nursing an injury but he is likely to feature on Monday.

When quizzed about the possibility of Jota starting at the Molineux Stadium, Carragher told CBS Sports: "I have been calling for that a while.

"I think Firmino has been fortunate that Jota has been out for so long because I think he was on the verge of breaking that front three up, really."

The former England international was also quoted by the Metro, saying: "It’s just interesting that he went central. I think, at the weekend, it was Salah who went through the middle and Jota was in a wide position.

"But Jota is a bigger goal threat, right at this moment. We know Firmino brings other things.

"But to just think that Liverpool need to get as many goalscorers as possible on the pitch because the midfield players don’t score, the full-backs create and they have lost Van Dijk. Jota needs to be on that pitch."

Jota was in fine form after signing for Liverpool last summer, scoring five goals in nine Premier League games plus another four in the Champions League before he sustained the knee injury in early December.

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