Jamie Carragher predicts where Man United will finish this season

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Carragher, fuming with what he'd just witness during the opening 45 minutes, said that Liverpool had failed to resolve any of their defensive problems from last season.

"You've had a pre-season and nothing's changing". What have they been working on?'

"The one big change really, rather than personnel, is system".

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the addition of summer target Virgil van Dijk won't be an immediate solution to the club's defensive issues.

"Whether it's zonal marking, the players he puts in certain positions, the positions of the full-backs in general play are far too high and wide for me, which gets centre-backs exposed".

He added at full-time: 'Liverpool lose the ball and their centre backs are exposed, even if you have Franco Baresi there you are going to get exposed. But Redknapp said a defender of Van Dijk's calibre, would instantly improve the team's performance at set-pieces, as he is a "leader".

There was also discussion about how Leicester let their lead slip, which they held twice during the match, and the contribution of Jamie Vardy, who netted two of the Foxes' three goals on Friday evening.

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"It's the setup of the manager, he's been here now 18 months: set-pieces are the worst in the league, conceded the most goals of the top six, there's still no change".

"It's not rocket science how Liverpool concede goals: set-pieces and counter-attacks".

Although Carragher's innocent mistake was laughed up by an terrible lot of people on social media, it's safe to say it is the first time that the adenoids, a body part with a similar function the the tonsils, have ever been mentioned after a football match. He said: 'There is a reason why they concede so many goals, because they are disorganised there and have no leaders at the back.

"Did I think there was any hope of seeing Moreno in a Liverpool shirt again at the end of the season?"

The former Reds midfielder did, though, have some positive words for Sadio Mane, who made it 1-1 with as superb finish and threatened regularly, as he likened the Senegalese to former Arsenal star Thierry Henry.

'There's a bit of energy and spark when he gets the ball and it's a wonderful goal'.

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