Jamie Carragher bemoans Dejan Lovren’s poor defending in Crystal Palace loss


 23 April 2017

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was hugely critical of Dejan Lovren‘s performance after the Reds fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace.

Lovren was at fault for both of Christian Benteke’s goals at Anfield on Sunday, producing a woeful defensive display before being substituted on 78 minutes.

While it was believed to be due to a fitness concern, this was a major reprieve for the Croatian, who had struggled throughout.

Two failed lunges on the left-hand side gave Palace their opportunities to score: first directly, with Yohan Cabaye crossing for Benteke to touch home, and then leading to a corner.

And having seen Benteke head home that resulting set-piece to consign the Reds to defeat, Carragher questioned Lovren’s judgment.

“We’re looking at the same problems that we’ve spoken about all season, you think at centre-back and at set pieces,” he told Sky Sports.

“Lovren’s involvement in both goals—both times, he tries to knick the ball [and misses].

Jurgen Klopp spoke last week of playing ‘adult football’, well he’s one of the most experienced players in the squad.

“[He should] read the situation and know whether to dive in, and he got it wrong on both occasions.”

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