Carragher says he disagrees with Rodgers, and Gerrard is right

Jamie Carragher was not convinced with Brendan Rodgers' assessment of Liverpool's performance against Everton.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher disagreed with Brendan Rodgers' view Liverpool were outstanding against Everton.

Manager Rodgers had told SkySports after the game he felt the Reds should have gone away with the win, rather than a 0-0 draw.

He said: "I thought we were outstanding over the course of the game.

“These games are always very tense but I thought some of our football, and how we defended throughout the game was outstanding.

“We only conceded one shot on target. Apart from that we were fantastic and probably just failed a bit around the edge of the box. It was an outstanding team effort and the least we probably deserved was a point."

Carragher however felt that comments from Liverpool captain Gerrard, playing down the performance, were more apt, stating clearly that he disagreed with his former boss.

He told SkySports: “I don’t agree with Brendan Rodgers, they were not outstanding,” 

“Steven Gerrard got it right in his interview, they done OK. If you compare it to the form Liverpool have been in of late then it wasn’t outstanding."

  MatchShots On TargetChances CreatedPossession PercentageGoals
Liverpool Liverpool vs West Ham 7 10 66% 2
Liverpool Everton vs Liverpool 6 13 54% 0
Liverpool Liverpool vs Leicester 6 13 58% 2
Liverpool Aston Villa vs Liverpool 5 12 51% 2
Liverpool Sunderland vs Liverpool 4 15 52% 1

Comparing the game to Liverpool's previous Premier League games played in 2015, only the goals scored column stands out negatively.

Liverpool even created more chances than they did in the previous game against West Ham, despite having less possession, but were simply not as clinical in their efforts.

Unfortunately it is clear cut matters like taking chances which can in the minds of many make the difference between an outstanding performance and a good display. 

Rodgers words are little solace to fans who wanted to see the team notch a win for Steven Gerrard's last Merseyside derby, and a poor display and a win would probably have gone down a lot better than just earning a solitary point.

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