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Liverpool legend Carragher rips into Klopp following Manchester City humiliation

Jamie Carragher has criticized Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for rotating his back four during the Reds 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for City during the first half after he exploited a gap in the Reds defense.

The defensive frailties of the Merseyside club were only exposed further following the sending off of Sadio Mane, which also took place during the first half.

Klopp opted to utilize Ragnar Klavan ahead of Dejan Lovren for the game as he believed that Lovren was fatigued following his involvement with Croatia during the international break.

Carragher however feels that Klopp’s decision to rotate the defence may have been costly and said, “I know Lovren wasn’t 100 percent, but as a centre-back you need to play 40, 50 games a season.

“You’ve got to go out and play. You’re not going to be 100 percent fit all the time. It’s Manchester City away, you’ve got to play.

“I’m not saying it was Klavan’s fault that Liverpool did this, but he’s not quite at the level of Lovren or [Joel] Matip.

“He’s below, that’s why he’s third choice. But it’s not a fight to get into the team really, you know who Liverpool’s first two centre-halves are.”