Jamie Carragher embarrassed by Liverpool’s ‘shambolic’ 2-5 collapse to Real  Madrid at Anfield

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Jamie Carragher embarrassed by Liverpool’s ‘shambolic’ 2-5 collapse to Real  Madrid at Anfield

Real Madrid produced a sensational comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League after going 2-0 down at Anfield in the opening 20 minutes.

Darwin Nunez fired Liverpool into the lead on Tuesday evening inside five minutes after beating Thibaut Courtois from close range with a fancy flick finish.

Mohamed Salah then doubled Liverpool’s advantage in the 14th minute after pouncing on a ‘Loris Karius-esque’ howler from Madrid No 1 Courtois.

However, Madrid fought back before half-time and pulled one back through Vinicius Jr, whose sensational curling strike beat Brazil teammate Alisson.

Alisson then suffered his own Courtois howler moment after he kicked the ball off Vinicius’ leg, which ricocheted off before landing in the back of the Liverpool net.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men took the lead early in the second half after Luka Modric whipped the ball in from a free-kick and Eder Militao fired in a superb header.

Liverpool’s collapse continued after the break as Karim Benzema played a one-two with Rodrygo from the edge of the box before the Frenchman fired in a shot.

Benzema’s strike took a big deflection off Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, with Alisson left helpless after already diving and watching the ball roll over his legs.

Madrid’s steamrolling of Liverpool in a superb second-half performance saw Modric expertly break through the Reds’ midfield before playing through Vinicius.

Vinicius then squared the ball to Benzema and the Madrid skipper rounded Alisson before burying the ball past about three Liverpool players in front of the net.

Embarrassing collapse

Jamie Carragher ruthlessly slammed Liverpool for their “embarrassing” second-half collapse against Real Madrid at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Speaking after Madrid’s steamrolling of Liverpool, Carragher pulled no punches towards his former club and blasted the Reds’ “shambolic” performance.

The Sky Sports pundit branded Liverpool’s second-half performance a “disgrace” and was baffled by the Reds’ lack of real fight after conceding to Madrid.

“[…] Listen, first of all, I must say, I mean, what a performance by Real Madrid to come to Anfield and do that,” Carragher said on CBS Sports.

“I’ve never seen a team come to Anfield on a European night like that. I can remember I was involved in that.

“I’ve seen it perform like that and destroyed Liverpool like that. But that was shambolic from Liverpool. Embarrassing.

“We made excuses for them all season, the reasons why they’re not doing as well as they have done in previous seasons.

“But that was a disgrace that second half… to not even have any chance themselves, show any real fight after the goals go in and to lose that second half 3-0.

“You’re attacking the Kop, it’s 2-2, knockout game. As I said, absolutely shambolic from Liverpool.

“And that’s what I’m talking about in terms of being shambolic. I’m talking about defensively shambolic all season.”


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