Wijnaldum agrees with furious Carragher despite ‘extra painful’ Liverpool loss

Gini Wijnaldum could only agree with Jamie Carragher's furious view after Liverpool lost to Everton on Saturday.

The Reds have been desperately poor in the Premier League since the beginning of the year.

But a win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League gave the club hope going into the Merseyside derby.

However, their domestic woes returned within a matter of seconds at Anfield after Richarlison scored in the opening exchanges.

Jurgen Klopp could only watch on as a late penalty was conceded, allowing Gylfi Sigurdsson to double the scores and make sure of the three points.

It is the first time Everton have won at Anfield since 1999 and also sees them draw level on points with them having a game in hand over their Merseyside rivals.

In Liverpool's defence, they have succumbed to a number of key injuries – namely to their backline.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho are all missing through injury and Jordan Henderson now looks set to join them on the sidelines.

However, Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool legend Carragher refused to blame that and told his former club they cannot keep using that as an excuse.

He said in co-commentary: “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."

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After the match, Wijnaldum agreed with Carra's sentiment.

The Dutchman said: "Losing players during the season upset us a lot. We cannot play the victims, we have to deal with the situation and not feel sorry for ourselves."

Liverpool are back in action next week when they face Sheffield United at Brammall Lane on Sunday.

With Chelsea only managing a draw against Southampton, they are still just three points off the top four.

But the problem lies with the fact the rest of chasing pack, who have games in hand over the Reds, could leapfrog them.

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