Carragher hits back at Klopp in Liverpool transfer row and digs out Neville for attacking 'easy' Man Utd target Woodward

JAMIE CARRAGHER has hit back at Jurgen Klopp in their budding row regarding Liverpool's transfer movement in the summer – while aiming a fierce shot at Gary Neville.

The Reds boss has come in for criticism for failing to bring in a new defender this year, despite allowing Dejan Lovren to leave.


Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk for Wednesday's Champions League opener after he suffered serious knee ligament damage following Jordan Pickford's horror lunge in the Merseyside derby.

Joel Matip will also miss the game with a muscular issue – meaning Fabinho will likely to forced to drop back into defence, alongside Joe Gomez.

Klopp has since been criticised – with the Kop boss suggesting hindsight it a wonderful thing.

During Tuesday's press conference ahead of Liverpool's game against Ajax, Klopp snapped when asked if three centre-backs was enough cover.

The German roared: “Is anyone interested in the game tomorrow?

"Yes, we went into the season with three centre-halves and Fabinho, plus kids as cover.

“That’s normally quite a good number. It is difficult to have four world-class centre-halves.

“On one side it is expensive and on the other side, one will not play for a long time. It is not a position you can rotate."

Klopp then hit out at pundits who've criticised his transfer policy – mentioning Liverpool legend Carragher by name.

The Reds boss continued: "If anyone wants to tell us we made a mistake in the transfer window… Jamie Carragher also mentioned this.

“There are two reasons why they don’t do this job and do another job… you cannot have solutions before the problem.

"For now, I will try to find solutions.”

However, Carragher has hit back at Klopp – saying he never once criticised the boss.

The ex-England star tweeted: "Not once this season have I said it was a mistake for Klopp not to buy a CB for the exact reason he states."

Never one to miss an opportunity to have a pop at Carragher – or Liverpool in general – Neville cheekily replied.

Neville tweeted, "In-fighting already", complete with a boxing glove and two cry-laughing emojis.

Clearly fuming, Carragher aimed his anger at Neville, replying: "No Gary…

"Just a pundit critiquing the team he played for, other pundits choose not to & instead attack the easy option at the club. #woodward"

Neville has famously campaigned to SACK Man Utd chief Ed Woodward in recent years over their own transfer failings.

Meanwhile, Carragher HAS had his say on Liverpool's transfer movings – demanding the club swoop to sign in-demand Dayot Upamecano in January to replace crocked Van Dijk.

The Reds icon claimed Liverpool's next signing must be a defender – with the £36.5m-rated RB Leipzig star his top option.

Carragher claims their big defensive move would have been next summer, but should be brought forward to January due to their current crisis.

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