Carragher apoplectic with rage after Liverpool loss makes him ‘sick’ of excuses

Jamie Carragher couldn't contain his anger after Liverpool suffered a humiliating defeat by Merseyside rivals Everton on Saturday night.

The Toffees enjoyed their first Premier League win at Liverpool since 1999 with a 2-0 victory at Anfield, condemning Jurgen Klopp's fading champions to a fourth straight home defeat.

The win moved seventh-placed Everton, who had not won in 20 attempts in the league against their Merseyside rivals, level with Liverpool on 40 points.

Brazilian Richarlison put Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead in the third minute with a cool finish before a late second-half penalty from substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson made sure of the three points.

And Liverpool legend Carragher was livid with the result, claiming that Liverpool must stop using the long-term injury of defender Virgil van Dijk as an excuse.

Speaking during his commentary duties on Sky Sports, Carragher said: "Liverpool have been so poor, they have got everything deserved.

"They can't keep saying 'Virgil van Dijk is out'. I'm sick of saying it myself."

Graeme Souness, speaking after the match, added: "They're a shadow of their former selves. They're an easy touch.

"2-0 doesn't flatter Everton. They deserved to win it. In all the areas that really matter, they were better than Liverpool."

Indeed, this latest defeat no doubt piles the misery on Klopp as Liverpool were consigned to their worst home league run in almost a century.

There were echoes of Kevin Campbell's early goal in 1999 when Richarlison scored in just the third minute and if there is one thing Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti knows what to do well it is setting up sides to hold onto leads.

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  • Despite coming under mounting pressure the visitors held out and hit their hosts with an 83rd-minute sucker punch via Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty.

    Victory, their first in 23 derbies, saw Everton draw level on 40 points with their seventh-placed hosts but with a match in hand.

    The last time Liverpool lost four in a row at home was 1923 and just when they thought their season could not get any worse with defeat to their neighbours for the first time this millennium, they lost yet another centre-back option as Jordan Henderson became the fifth no longer fit for duty.

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