Jamie Carragher has outlined where Liverpool could be vulnerable following the Reds’ Premier League win over Chelsea on Sunday.
The win extend Liverpool’s club record sequence of consecutive wins in the league to 15 matches – but Jurgen Klopp’s men had to hold on towards the end.
After Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino fired the Reds into a 2-0 lead, N’Golo Kante got Chelsea back into the game with a fine solo goal.
After that Frank Lampard’s side began to find some joy down the flanks as they searched for an equaliser, but Michy Batshuayi and Mason Mount both missed chances after being played in from the left-hand side.
And Carragher says that vulnerability stems from the fact that Mo Salah and Sadio Mane rarely track back, meaning Liverpool’s midfield have a lot to do to support full-backs Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Speaking in his role as a Sky Sports pundit, former Reds defender Carragher said: “Liverpool play so narrow in attack. In Mane and Salah, they never go back with the full-backs.
“That helps them in an attacking sense but with a midfield three, Wijnaldum and Henderson have big distances to get out.
“At that times, that is how you can get at Liverpool.
“The full-backs don’t get that much help.”
The Reds started superbly against Chelsea and went ahead thanks to a long-range shot from Trent Alexander-Arnold following a free-kick.
Chelsea, who lost Emerson and Andreas Christensen to injury early on, thought they had levelled through skipper Cesar Azpilicueta but VAR deemed Mount to be offside in the build-up.
And it was 2-0 moments later when Firmino headed in unmarked from a Robertson cross, before Kante scored what proved to be a consolation for Chelsea.
Liverpool will bid to further extend their record run with a trip to Sheffield United in their next Premier League clash on Saturday, while before that they are away to MK Dons in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.