Jamie Carragher has slammed Adrian for his part in the 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa.

The former West Ham stopper has had a tricky time in goal for Liverpool in the absence of Alisson over the past year, but does have a fine winning record while starting for them in the Premier League.

However, the capitulation at Villa Park has left club hero Carragher feeling rather nervous about their chances of winning matches regularly with their first-choice Brazilian out for up to six weeks.

The former England defender has now urged the club to bring in an alternative on Deadline Day.

A dejected Adrian conceded seven times against Aston Villa on Sunday
A dejected Adrian conceded seven times against Aston Villa on Sunday

"With the amount of injuries, at this moment, that Alisson's getting, Adrian isn't good enough as a back-up," he said while commentating on Sky Sports.

"And he showed it again there. It's really poor on his weak foot. So simple for Aston Villa.

“It's always a big worry when your back-up goalkeeper comes in and at this moment it looks like Liverpool need a better back-up goalkeeper.”

Jurgen Klopp watched his side crumble against Dean Smith’s men and let in a total of seven goals, and he even admitted that they could have conceded more as they were dominated by their counterparts.

Jurgen Klopp consoled Adrian after the match and refused to blame him
Jurgen Klopp consoled Adrian after the match and refused to blame him

He said of Alisson’s injury: “It could have been worse, for sure, so we were slightly lucky

“But he has no chance to play against Everton.

“I don't want to put a timeframe but four weeks is possible, six weeks more likely."

Before adding of Adrian: “The first goal was not good but I don’t think he had anything to do with the other goals. We didn’t help him tonight. He is a really good goalie.

Alisson Becker will be out of action for at least another four weeks
Alisson Becker will be out of action for at least another four weeks

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“Last year we played 11 games with him and won pretty much all. Tonight our goalie was not the problem. The reaction to the first goal was not his problem, it was our problem.

“It is not often I have seen games like this. I am old enough to know strange things can happen in football.

“You could see in moments that in challenges Aston Villa wanted it more and that is something I saw and I don’t like.”