Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has admitted he was left ‘furious’ by the Reds’ draw against Bournemouth in midweek.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had recovered from falling 1-0 behind to take a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.
But some lacklustre defending in the dying minutes saw Josh King snatch a last-gasp equaliser for the Cherries and dent Liverpool’s hopes of securing a top-four spot.
The Reds are now six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and sixth-placed Manchester United who each have two games in hand over them.
And Carragher believes their deficiencies at the back could cost them as it did Brendan Rodgers’ title chasing side three seasons ago and Roy Evans’ side in the mid-1990s.
In his column in the Daily Mail, he wrote: “It is not often I leave a stadium now with the emotions I had as a player but after seeing Liverpool concede a late equaliser and squander two more points, I was furious.
“The failure to prevent cheap goals and an inability to protect leads will hurt this squad like it did those other two.”