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Carragher responds to fans he upset with his comments on Liverpool during derby

Jamie Carragher has responded to Liverpool fans who were upset by his comments during the 2-0 defeat by Everton on Saturday.

The Anfield legend took aim at his former club after they fell to a fourth consecutive Premier League loss, which was also their fourth home defeat in a row.

Liverpool have been so poor, they have got everything deserved,” said Carragher while co-commentating on the match.

“They can’t keep saying ‘Virgil van Dijk is out’. I’m sick of saying it myself.”

Carragher has now clarified why he was so scathing about Liverpool – but explained why he will not apologise to supporters upset by his comments.

The pundit has clarified why he was so scathing about his former club

He told Sky Sports : “I was very critical on commentary of Liverpool in the derby game and it seems to have upset a section of the Liverpool supporters, shall we say, that I wasn’t more supportive.

“What I would say is I have analysed this Liverpool team for three years now, when it’s been at its best under Jurgen Klopp.

“I come off shows like this or commentating on Liverpool and if you’re an Everton supporter, a Manchester City supporter, a Manchester United supporter, you say: ‘Carragher – biased for Liverpool, all he says are positive things’.

Carragher gave a withering assessment of the Reds after their 2-0 defeat in the Merseyside derby
Carragher gave a withering assessment of the Reds after their 2-0 defeat in the Merseyside derby

Was Carragher’s criticism of Liverpool justified? Have your say in the comments.

Premier League champions, European Cup-winners, best team in the world – there was not a negative to say. Right now there is.

“If that upsets some Liverpool fans, I don’t apologise for it because what this team has done is amazing, we love them, but it doesn’t mean they’re exempt from criticism.”

“And I said on the TV, ‘I’m sick of talking about Virgil van Dijk’. What I mean by that is we’ve highlighted that on this show, the bigger picture.

“Liverpool can’t win the league. I said that after the last derby game (in October). They can’t win the league with Van Dijk being out for the whole season, I didn’t feel.

“So that’s the big picture, but the problems Liverpool have – the defenders are out, midfield players are at centre-back – does not mean they can’t win home against Everton, Brighton, Burnley, West Brom, Manchester United maybe, Manchester City – real quality.

“But it’s not an excuse for individual games. No matter what problem you have as a Liverpool player, you can’t not win at home for six games – that’s not acceptable.”

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