The Merseyside giants got off to a nightmare start this season as they drew 3-3 with Watford in their opening game at Vicarage Road this afternoon.
Liverpool’s sloppy marking saw them concede twice from set pieces against the Hornets, and Carragher has laid the blame at Klopp’s poor record in that department since he took over.
‘It’s a down to the manager,’ Carragher told Sky Sports after the game.
‘(Liverpool’s) set-pieces are the worst in the league. You see the same thing year in, year out. It’s not rocket science, set-pieces and counter-attacks.
‘One man won’t change Liverpool’s defence. On average, Liverpool concede almost fifty games a season.’
Liverpool 2017/18 Fixtures
1899 Hoffenheim (A) – Tues Aug 15
Crystal Palace (H) – Sat Aug 19
1899 Hoffenheim (H) – Wed Aug 23
Arsenal (H) – Sun Aug 27
Man City (A) – Sat Sep 9
Burnley (H) – Sat Sep 16
Liverpool have been strongly linked all summer with a move for £60million-rated Southampton defender Van Dijk, but have so far failed to bring him in.
Carragher is clearly sceptical if the investment would be worth it, with Klopp under increasing pressure to improve things at Anfield after poor defending cost them a serious title challenge last season.