Jamie Carragher critical of Liverpool star; says he shouldn't make starting XI if everyone's fit

Jamie Carragher during the press conference

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher previews his former club's clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

Writing a column for Sky Sports, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher offered his opinion on Reds midfielder Emre Can, highlighting how the German would not make the starting line-up if Jürgen Klopp had a full complement of players to choose from.

The Merseyside outfit head to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, in what will be a huge game for both sides.

Liverpool have won four of their last five league outings, whilst United are the Premier League's in-form team, having won their last nine in all competitions.

And Carragher highlighted the midfield as a key area for this weekend's clash, when writing his column for Sky Sports, suggesting a possible weak link for the visitors:

Jamie Carragher during the press conferenceJamie Carragher 

"Emre Can has gone off the boil and if Liverpool were to pick a first-choice XI, he would probably be just outside that. He has still played a lot because the manager likes him and Jordan Henderson has been out, but he has been a little bit off. He can’t afford to let that happen if he plays."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match with Emre Can and Georginio WijnaldumLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp with Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum

Carragher's words concerning the 23-year-old seem a little harsh.

The German international has made 14 league appearances for the Reds this term, scoring three goals and chipping in with an assist.

And if he does start on Sunday, in a game of such high magnitude, what a fantastic opportunity it will be for him to prove his true worth to Liverpool.

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