Jamie Carragher speaks on Liverpool loss at Swansea

A rather inexperienced Liverpool XI lost 3-1 at Swansea.

Jamie Carragher has suggested that Liverpool's more experienced players should be questioned after the Reds lost 3-1 at Swansea City this afternoon.

Goals from Andre Ayew and Jack Cork helped the hosts into a comfortable 2-0 half-time lead in South Wales, before Christian Benteke threw his side a lifeline on 65 minutes.

However, it proved a false dawn as Ayew picked up his brace two minutes later to restore the Swans' two-goal lead and heap further misery on the Merseysiders.

Manager Jurgen Klopp named eight changes from the side which lost 1-0 to Villarreal in a first-leg Europa League semi-final on Thursday, meaning there was plenty of inexperience on the field today, with Danny Ward, Brad Smith - who was sent off for two yellow cards - Kevin Stewart and Pedro Chirivella getting chances to impress.

In truth, nobody really covered themselves in glory, nor did the experienced heads like Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne or Daniel Sturridge, and Carragher says it's worth remembering that when criticising the youngsters.

Chirivella was replaced by Lucas Leiva at half time for what was a rather uneventful Premier League debut from the Spanish midfielder.

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