Brendan Rodgers has admitted Liverpool have defensive problems ahead of their weekend clash with Hull City.
The Reds have managed just one clean sheet all season, and showed their vulnerability from set pieces during the 0-3 home defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday.
And Rodgers admits it is an area in which the club needs to work on quickly.
“Defensively we need to be better as a team, not just the defence and goalkeeper,” he said.
“We all pride ourselves on clean sheets but we need to be more competitive and aggressive in those moments as a team.
“That was the disappointment against Real Madrid (a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday) and also the goals we have conceded a large number of them have been soft and it is our job to improve that quickly.
“We need to work harder and make it better. We need to reinforce key principles in that organisation and then it’s you as a player on the field showing that competitive spirit.
“The great competitors don’t get done so easily in those situations and that’s something we need to improve upon.”
Did he just discover this or what? Quite frankly I do not think he knows what to do or this problem would have been rectified last season and we would have won the league. What this season has shown so far is that Luis Squarez and not BR was the reason we finished second. Without him and BR is lost and Liverpool look so ordinary and a mid table team.
Rodgers has been saying that same old dross for a year now. He’s spent a fortune of defenders and has some extremely good ones at his disposal, yet we are still truly shocking at the back!!
A lack of a true defensive midfielder is partially to blame, but so is bad coaching and terrible concentration.
Now that we’re equally as bad at defending, Rodgers is on a slippery slope…
Equally as bad at attacking, I mean!