Jamie Carragher highlights worrying difference between Liverpool and Manchester United

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes he knows the biggest difference between the Reds and Manchester United, following Jurgen Klopp’s sides hammering of the Red Devils today.

Liverpool ran out 5-0 winners at Old Trafford as a Mo Salah hat-trick and goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota ensured a miserable day at the office for United and Ole Solskjaer.

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For Jurgen Klopp, it was nothing but smiles throughout. His side were miles better in every department, and could have scored even more.

And Carragher, who was on commentary for Sky Sports, picked out what he believes is the major difference between these two teams.


“I think what we’re seeing here, is a team, against a team full of individuals for Manchester United. That’s been the huge difference it really has,” Carragher said in the 77th minute.

“They have individual players. But this Liverpool team is a team. Certainly a lot of people coming into this game might have fancied Manchester United looking at the team-sheets. But this is a team.”

In fairness to Carragher here, his observation is spot on. It was an easy day at the office for Liverpool, and one they surely didn’t see coming.

TBR’s View: Liverpool outplay Manchester United and Carragher is right

This is a well-drilled Liverpool team who know their style, formation, and what the manager is asking of them. In fact, they are everything this Manchester United side aren’t.

Solskjaer is miles behind Klopp in terms of his coaching. He set his team up all wrong, and as Carragher says, United rely on individuals.

For Liverpool, it was just easy pickings. They are a team as Carragher says. But their own individuals, like Mo Salah, win games as well.

Things have to change at United. And quickly. Otherwise, the club will be looking for a new manager again.

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