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Video shows Jamie Carragher’s rant and reactions as Liverpool go from 2-0 up to 5-2 down

A hilarious video emerges of Jamie Carragher’s rant and reactions as Liverpool go from 2-0 up to 5-2 down against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

After 14 minutes of their first leg Champions League fixture, it was looking rather comfortable for the Reds, as they plotted to get revenge for last season’s final.

It took just four minutes for Darwin Nunez’s flick to put the hosts ahead in front a packed out bumper crowd at Anfield.

Thibaut Courtois, who has often put in a fine performance over the last nine months, had a first half to forget with a terrible error to give Mohamed Salah a goal, doubling the lead.

Vinicius Junior then netted twice in 15 minutes to bring the score level by the 36th minute.

Los Blancos’ fight back continued, with European champions scoring a further three times in the second period to take a 5-2 lead to the Bernabeu.

Back in the CBS studio, Carragher’s reaction made for great viewing.

A viral video showing exactly how he felt after every single goal went in, from screams of excitement to swearing and ranting.

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As mentioned, Carragher went into quite the rant after the game, talking with CBS Sports presenter Kate Abdo, Thierry Henry and Micah Richards. Her’s what was said…

Kate: “We asked you before the game had started – on the back of those couple of positive results that we’ve seen for Liverpool – did that now mean that they had turned the corner? You were cautious in your answer – does that [Tuesday night’s result] now feel like a resounding answer?

Carra: “It was nonsense, absolute nonsense that Liverpool were back after the last two games. And that’s why I was cautious before the game. They played against an Everton team, one of the worst performances I’ve seen in a derby game from an Everton team who did nothing.

“I was at the Newcastle game as well. Newcastle had 10 men and created chances. If Newcastle had had 11 men all game, they’d have got back to 2-2, I’m convinced of that. Because Liverpool, right now and all season, as I’ve said before, have been an absolute shambles defensively. Now, this team had a great defensive record last season.

“But we know the midfield doesn’t have the energy anymore, the attacking players – the front three – don’t press like or certainly don’t have the cohesion that was there before with Firmino and Mane, so they’re new to it, Nunez and Gakpo.

“So, this Liverpool defence now, who for years we’ve been told have some of the best players in the world, can’t cope because for years they’ve had a front six in front of them who probably worked harder and smarter than any other team in world football, and now that’s gone, it has completely fallen apart.

“I keep – I wouldn’t say making excuses, it’s the wrong word – but because as a Liverpool fan, we absolutely adore this manager and team, and they’ve done so much for the club in the last four of five years, it hurts to say anything negative because they give you so much.

“But Liverpool are eighth in the Premier League – they’ve just been battered 5-2 in the Champions League. I know it’s Real Madrid, but these are the two teams who were in the final last year. It’s not acceptable what we’re watching this season. We keep looking for reasons and excuses, but no, it’s nowhere near good enough defensively right now.

“What makes me laugh, and I’m not that horrible, Virgil van Dijk said I wouldn’t get in that back four about two months ago. I think I’d take his place at the moment.

“Some of the players there… I mean, Joe Gomez tonight – listen we’ve all had bad nights as players – and maybe I shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down because I’m sure he’ll feel terrible right now. But we keep talking about midfield players who Liverpool need and I think that’s right, but I think Liverpool need defenders as well because when they get exposed they can’t defend.”

Player ratings

Liverpool: Alisson (4); Alexander-Arnold (5), Gomez (3), Van Dijk (6), Robertson (6); Henderson (6), Fabinho (5), Bajcetic (6); Salah (6), Nunez (6), Gakpo (5).

Subs: Firmino (6), Jota (5), Milner (6), Matip (6), Elliott (n/a).

Real Madrid: Courtois (4); Carvajal (6), Militao (7), Rudiger (6), Alaba (5); Camavinga (6), Modric (8), Valverde (6), Rodrygo (7); Benzema (9), Vinicius (9).

Subs: Nacho (7), Ceballos (6), Kroos (n/a), Asensio (n/a).

Player of the match: Vinicius Junior

“Everything was pretty obvious,” said Jurgen Klopp as per Sky Sports. “We gave all five goals away. It means we could have done better there. In our situation, it is really important we see positive steps and the first half was, besides the two goals we conceded, pretty much the best we played all season.

“The second goal was slapstick, equalised our second goal. The first goal we have to defend better, there are enough players around. It is just a world-class moment from Vinicius as well but obviously, we can defend better.

“Half-time was rather positive, we have to play in this and that spaces, and then we start with a third goal which is a horrible goal and pretty much the game-changer. We lost the momentum in that moment and never got it back.

“In the second half, the game was the game Real Madrid wanted to play. The other goals, one is deflected and they are not really well defended. We lose the ball in the wrong moment which is a problem for Real Madrid with the counter-attacking threat they have.”

Asked whether the heavy defeat could destroy the confidence of his players, Klopp was adamant that he would not let this happen. “That is absolutely not allowed,” he added.

“I told the boys, one result, the opposite of what we wanted, but a defeat is only a defeat if you do not learn from it, if you do not learn that the start was outstanding and was us in a nutshell, so if we allow this one game to be influential we are really silly.

“Yes, we have things to improve. Third goal, massively. First goal, massively. But the intensity, the effort we showed, the football, was everything we want to see so we have to make sure we keep it; 5-2 could be damaging but I have to make sure that does not happen.”

“What happened was we suffered early on, they made it hard for us at the start of game,” Carlo Ancelotti said post-match. “You cannot start games like that. Fortunately, what happened is what happens quite often with our team. We kept cool, kept our heads, gradually showed our quality.

“We were very efficient in front of goal when we managed to break out from their pressure. We improved our defensive game because in the first half we suffered a lot of pressure from Liverpool. Their players up front were very dangerous. Our players were very accurate.

“We have the advantage in the tie in this first 90 minutes. Now we need to control the second half of the tie in Madrid. Liverpool created lot of problems early on and we have to expect the same in the second leg. Unfortunately, I cannot say the tie is decided yet.”

Twitter users reacted while a video shows Jamie Carragher’s rant and reactions as Liverpool go from 2-0 up to 5-2 down…

@GrumpySteve66: Not many more enjoyable things than watching Liverpool get absolutely….. no, let me correct that. There is NOTHING more enjoyable than watching this particular club get battered, particularly on one of those ‘special European Nights at Anfield’…..

@wayneharrispfc: What satisfying content.

@harry_simons_: This is now one of my favourite videos in the world 🤣

@MattyGilchrist: What a tremendous watch

@ByronRobbins: God this was better than watching the actual game 😂😂😂😂😂

@BenPearce_: You just love to see it hahahahaha

@MickService: Lovely watch 🤣

@DonnellyMark05: Tough one to take @Carra23 🤣🤣🤣🤣

@BrothersRed5: “Football is the most important unimportant thing in the world” (Socrates)

@Sean_FootyMad: Inject ITTT 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Abdos ‘damn’ LMAO

@Ryuzakira89: Things you love to see 😂😂😂

@PohnJaul: Liverpool are back.

@Jack971878: Hahahha unlucky spitty

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