Ferdinand has singled out Carragher and Souness, as well as referring to Liverpool as a “little club.”
Rio Ferdinand has criticised Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, and stated Liverpool have a “little club mentality”.
Liverpool defeated Manchester United 7-0 earlier this month at Anfield.
It made Carragher and Souness happy in the Sky Sports studio while their colleagues, Roy Keane and Gary Neville, had to deal with the banter.
Six days later, though, Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the top four this season were severely harmed when they were defeated 1-0 by relegation-threatened Bournemouth.
It left Ferdinand slamming both Carragher and Souness and implying Liverpool are a little club.
“It is the mentality of a small club. “It screams small club,” Rio stated on his podcast FIVE.
“The way Souness and Carragher were celebrating, the way they were trying to antagonize the boys [Roy Keane and Gary Neville], and then their team goes and does that at the weekend.
“They should be embarrassed by themselves.”
Will Liverpool make the top four?
Liverpool had a dreadful weekend, with top-four rivals Tottenham and Newcastle both winning.
That dropped Jurgen Klopp’s team to sixth place. They’re six points behind Spurs with a game in hand, and two behind Newcastle with a game in hand.
Yet, with two games in hand, Brighton are only three points behind Liverpool, while Brentford might close the gap to one point if they win their game in hand.
Following the humiliating loss to Bournemouth, Klopp conceded that his team’s performance was just not good enough.
“What else can I say? It was never really our game, but “Klopp stated. “We were dominant in the first half, but we mainly put the ball in the wrong place against a compact defense.
“They were planning their counter-attacks. I thought the spaces we had to play in were quite clean and wide.
“The balance of the time was spent covering other areas; we didn’t use it enough and didn’t relish the challenge of facing a deep, compact side. It’s obvious that we can’t go through with all of the balls in the air, yet it’s as if we didn’t get through and things didn’t work out.
“Small things make a big difference, and then we fall down 1-0, which is clearly not helpful on the counter-attack.