Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says Brendan Rodgers needs to keep the faith with £20million summer signing Dejan Lovren, after a difficult start to life at Anfield.
The Croatian defender has made more errors leading to goal chances than any other player in the division, and has struggled to live up to his expensive price tag having signed from Southampton.
The Reds have managed just two clean sheets in all competitions with Lovren in the side this season, but Carragher has backed the 25-year-old to come good.
“I thought he was excellent for Southampton last season and that is the reason Liverpool bought him but every manager has a different way of doing things,” said Carragher.
“Liverpool’s full-backs are more offensive and so are going to leave you more exposed, that could be something to look at because Brendan Rodgers likes his full-backs to get forward.
“Alberto Moreno likes to get forward, Lovren is on that side and at times he does find himself in the left-back position with and without the ball.
“Maybe that is something he has either got to get used to or if he is struggling with that then Liverpool have to curtail it and change the small details of how they set-up slightly because you want to get the best out of him.
“He is proven in the Premier League last season and showed he is a very good centre-back, he showed that a lot, but it is difficult for him at the moment – it is difficult for them all – but they will come through it.”
It is another case of a player who does well at a club and goes rapidly down hill under Rogers as well as Liverpool players who do not do well but then start thriving when sold on to another club. What’s the common denominator…Rogers.