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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that the new signings Liverpool have made this season are not alone to blame for the poor season they have experienced this season.

Liverpool just recently concluded the Premier league season in the worst possible fashion after losing 1-0 to Swansea. This means that they will finish the season with the record lows tally of points for more than 50 years. It is a very poor return on more than £ 100 million spent on new talent in the summer by manager Kenny Dalglish, who paid for the poor return by losing his job recently.

Jamie Carragher, who has been part of Liverpool for the best part of 20 years, has said that the new players alone are not responsible for the situation Liverpool currently find themselves in. Despite having won the Carling cup this season – their first major trophy in six years, the Liverpool owners decided to sack Kenny Dalglish. Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll, and Jordan Henderson are some of the new signings who have been extremely criticised for their poor performances this season. Carragher believes that some of the experienced players should take the blame as well.

"I think they have had a lot of unfair criticism. Henderson, Downing, [Charlie] Adam, Carroll - whoever it may be, it's always been a new signing. Have they been scapegoats? Yes. But I think it's players like myself, players who've been here a long time who deserve more criticism than the new players. They've just been finding their feet, learning what Liverpool is all about. The manager brought Stewart and Andy in. Hopefully there's time for them to develop a good rapport," said Jamie Carragher. Liverpool have set a minimum target of qualifying for the Champions League next season to whoever takes over at the club.

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