Jamie Carragher highlighted a crucial weakness in Liverpool’s team during the Reds’ 2-2 draw against title rivals Manchester City in Sunday evening’s Premier League clash.
A cool finish by Sadio Mane and a magical goal from Mohamed Salah were not enough to overcome Pep Guardiola’s side in a closely-fought contest.
But despite securing a crucial point, Liverpool’s frailty at the right-back position was clear to see with 35-year-old James Milner covering for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold.
And Anfield icon Carragher was quick to point out the Reds’ lack of depth in that birth may continue to hold them back in games to come.
Talking at half-time on Sky, Carragher said: "Yes he [Milner] does [need more help].
“I mean it’s a big decision for Jurgen Klopp whether he changes him, he’s had the yellow card which will be a problem for him, he's found it tough as you would against Manchester City.”
Milner was kept on following the interval after which he could easily have been sent off and given away a penalty for a shove on Phil Foden, which referee Paul Tierney missed.
Klopp then came to the veteran’s rescue, subbing him off for a more natural full-back option in Joe Gomez.
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Carragher went on to highlight City’s squad depth as a potential difference-maker going forward.
"That shows the difference when you talk about the Liverpool squad compared to Man City. That’s the only position where there’s no real backup for Liverpool.
“Trent misses out then you’ve got a midfield player at 35, 36 playing at right-back so it’s just showing today but I think Man City have been outstanding."
The draw puts Jurgen Klopp’s men one point ahead of City and one point behind Chelsea who lead the Premier League table.
Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold is expected to be back in time for Liverpool's match against Watford following the international break.
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