Jamie Carragher was baffled by Liverpool's 'unbelievable' insistence on playing a corner short when in the dying moments against Southampton.
Jurgen Klopp's side suffered a blow to their Premier League title defence when they were beaten by Danny Ings' early goal on Monday.
The 1-0 defeat saw them drop points for the third game in a row, after a 0-0 stalemate at Newcastle and a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom.
And Carragher couldn't believe what he was seeing as his former side played a short corner with just seconds to go - after doing the same against the Baggies.
"Liverpool the past couple of seasons have scored a lot of late goals," Carragher said on Sky Sports.
"It's almost like they've forgotten to play that last seven or eight minutes when they need something. You'd expect the last seven or eight minutes to hang it on Southampton.
"And what summed it up was Liverpool's corner. Can you believe what Liverpool did there? They did the same thing to West Brom.
"The injury time's gone. You got one last corner, one minute left. You've basically got to score in about 10 seconds. They played it short. It's unbelievable."
Southampton had Fraser Forster in goal in place of their No1 keeper Alex McCarthy.
But Liverpool failed to test Forster, registering only one shot on target in the whole game - and that didn't come until the 75th minute.
The Reds are now ahead of second-placed Manchester United on goal difference only, with Klopp's side having played a game more ahead of their Anfield showdown on January 17.
And Carragher said their failure to create chances was a "big worry".
"At the start of the show we looked at Liverpool's away form this season. It's so poor, it really is," he said.
"The chances created, they never looked like scoring. Even tonight again. We talk about the keeper coming in. Did he make a good save? Did he make a big save? Did anyone miss a real chance?
"That is a really big worry for Liverpool at this moment in terms of what they're creating away from home. It's nowhere near enough."
Carragher added: "Listen, this Liverpool team has been amazing and it still is amazing, but it's going through one of the first real rough patches in the last two or three seasons," said Carragher.
"But the big worry is where are the goals and where is the creation coming from because it looks non-existent at the moment. Certainly away from home."