Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was left far from impressed by Liverpool’s performance in their 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
For what long seemed like a game destined to finish as a scrappy 1-0 victory for the Reds, a crazy last eight minutes saw a total of four goals in what was a thrilling finale.
Eduardo Vargas twice pulled QPR level, but with ultimately the last kick of the game the unfortunate Steven Caulker put through his own net to hand the Merseysiders a vital three points.
The win takes Brendan Rodgers’s side up to fifth in the Premier League table, two points clear of top four rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, who play tomorrow.
The bigger picture, however, remains in that the Reds have yet to replicate last season’s form and their performances this season have been disappointing.
Speaking after the match, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher criticised his former side’s display and felt both individually and collectively they were far from their best.
“Liverpool were awful,” Carragher reflected on Sky Sports. “Even when they were winning 1-0 I was thinking ‘who is going to be man of the match? Who has done well?’
“I couldn’t think of a Liverpool player who performed well. I thought Simon Mignolet made a couple of very good saves but he’s also conceded a couple of goals; he could have done better with the last one.
“I can’t think of a single Liverpool player who can be really pleased with his performance. They were very poor and as Stevie [Gerrard] said afterwards, they were very lucky.
“But at times you get that in a season; the flipside to that is you can play well and be unlucky. The problem is that Liverpool have probably only played well in one game this season and that’s the big worry.”