Jamie Carragher says his former club Liverpool were a one-man team last season.


Brendan Rodgers' side couldn't find the net again in the Premier League and slipped to a 1-0 defeat at St James' Park as Newcastle beat the Merseysiders 1-0 over the weekend.

Liverpool's summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have failed to find the net in the Premier League this season and the former Reds defender and Sky Sports pundit Carragher thinks his former side relied so much on Luis Suarez who moved to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

“There’s obviously a massive problem,” Carragher said.

“Sergio Aguero, on his own, has had 90 touches in the opposition box and that tells its own story.”

Carragher continued: “I’m trying to stop talking about Suarez. He’s not there anymore, forget him, he’s moved on and he’s not coming back. You’ve got to look at what you’ve got now. And they have to get more from those attacking players. There’s also got to be a lot more creativity in that midfield.

“But the longer it goes on it shows how important Suarez was – more important than we all thought at the time.

“At times last season Brendan Rodgers, in press conferences, came out and said ‘we’re not a one-man team, you’re being disrespectful to some of the other players’. But week by week it’s shown Liverpool were almost a one-man team at times last season. Those stats are damning really.

“OK, they’ve had criticism defensively but this is probably as big a problem, if not more.”


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