Jamie Carragher blasts Liverpool's "stupid" penalty takers for League Cup loss 5 years ago

Jamie Carragher blasts Liverpool's "stupid" penalty takers for League Cup loss

Jamie Carragher won three League Cups as a Liverpool player and two of those came in penalty shoot-outs.

So the defender-turned-pundit should know a thing or two about selecting the right men to step up from 12 yards in a pressure situation.

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But he was not impressed by Liverpool’s four selected takers for the League Cup final defeat against Manchester City.

The former club captain raged as Lucas, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Lucas Leiva were denied from the spot.

Daniel Sturridge did not appear to be among those preparing for penalties, and Carragher was baffled by his seeming exclusion.

"He had cramp towards the end, but unless he’s got an injury, I don’t know why he’s not taking a penalty.

“I don’t know why someone like Lucas is taking the second penalty. You want your best penalty takers [first], you think they’d be more chance of Daniel Sturridge scoring than Lucas Leiva.

"The fact that a penalty shootout has gone on and Daniel Sturridge hasn’t taken one for Liverpool is stupid.”

We have a feeling a lot of Liverpool fans would agree.

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