Carragher pinpoints "strange" Klopp decision before Liverpool’s Watford loss

Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says he had a feeling his former club may struggle in Saturday's game at Watford, but also pointed the finger at Jurgen Klopp for a "strange" selection decision before the game.

The Reds went down 3-0 at Vicarage Road to slip to their first Premier League defeat of the season as their 44-match unbeaten league run came to an end in startling fashion.

With Joe Gomez left out as a precaution following a slight injury, Klopp opted to pair Dejan Lovren with Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, with neither defender impressing as the Hornets scored three times in the second half.

And Carragher says that the defensive aspect of Liverpool's game will concern the German.

"I don’t think many people did see it (the result) coming. I’m not being clever after, but I thought it would be a tough game for Liverpool ," Carragher told Sky Sports .

"I didn’t think they’d get beat, but I thought it could be a draw and they’d maybe drop points, because I’ve been impressed, really impressed, with Watford under Nigel Pearson since he came in.

"His first game was actually at Anfield and I think I said on social media yesterday that the two toughest games Liverpool have had in the Premier League were against Watford, the one at Anfield (a 2-0 win where Watford missed several chances) and the one yesterday.


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