Richards blame three Liverpool stars for Brighton Howler

Carragher and Richards blame three Liverpool stars for Brighton Howler

Liverpool were held back against Brighton on Sunday afternoon, but a shout early in the first half saw Jurgen Klopp’s side fall behind, leading to Jamie Carragher eliminating the RedsVideo uploadBrighton-Liverpool: the photos4.16pm, October 8, 2023Updated 5:18 pm, October 8, 2023||Bookmark|BookmarkMicah Richards and Jamie Carragher have pointed to the failures of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Alexis Mac Allister as the reason why Liverpool conceded the first goal against Brighton.Simon Adingra gave the Seagulls the lead after 20 minutes at the AMEX Stadium, with pressure from the home side leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side completely at sea. After a Brighton attack failed, Alisson took the ball out of his penalty area before passing it to Van Dijk.Alexander-Arnold had moved into midfield, with his goalkeeper instead occupying space on the right side of the defence. Van Dijk then decided to play a pass to Mac Allister, but the midfielder was swamped by three Brighton attackers. The Argentine lost the ball, Adingra rushed forward and shot into the bottom corner while Alisson was unable to parry the ball. This led Richards to point out the three stars.“In this position here you see Trent coming into midfield and Alisson almost in the back four and they’re trying to get the Brighton strikers to come at them,” the former Manchester City star told Sky Sports.“Just like Brighton did with the Liverpool players, but they don’t want the ball there. Then, Alisson is not in the right position because he scored four times in defense.JOIN US! Who was the man of the match in Brighton’s draw with Liverpool? Leave your comment below.Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards scored Liverpool’s first goal against Brighton.Image:air sports)However, former Arsenal star Theo Walcott placed the blame for the goal on Van Dijk. He criticized the Dutchman’s decision to play the ball to Mac Allister when he saw the midfielder surrounded.He said: “What I like about this goal is that they are all waiting for the trap, they are trying to trap Liverpool. They all have triggers for certain parts of the pitch. But as a player I’ve been in the situation Mac Allister is in and it’s a terrible ball to deal with and I feel like Van Dijk realized he didn’t want it.”Meanwhile, Reds legend Carragher has expressed concerns over Mac Allister’s defensive qualities. The former Liverpool captain praised Brighton for their pressing but insisted it was a sloppy goal from the visitors’ point of view.This post contains affiliate links. We receive a commission for all sales we generate. Learn moreWatch the Premier League, Champions League and moreHe said: “They paid the fine. We’ve talked about Mac Allister’s defensive struggles, but Brighton were brilliant. It’s a sloppy pass from Virgil Van Dijk and is the goalkeeper reacting quickly enough? Did he expect it? He shoots early but he should do better, Alisson.Liverpool got back into the game when Mohamed Salah equalized five minutes before half-time after firing home a pass from Darwin Nunez. And the Egyptian put Klopp’s side ahead with a penalty just before half-time, but Lewis Dunk managed to salvage a point for his side late on.Join our new WhatsApp community! Click this link to get your daily dose of Mirror Football content. We also provide members of our community with special offers, promotions and advertisements from us and our partners. If you don’t like our community, you can always stop by. If you are curious, you can read our privacy policy.Learn more

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