Liverpool Supporters Shouldn’t Worry About The Defence

8 Nov

                                            Liverpool Supporters Shouldn’t Worry About The Defence

Liverpool are sitting proudly on top of the Premier League, and although most supporters are enjoying every minute of it, there are still critics out there that are questioning whether they have the credentials to become title winners.

Most people are rightly praising Liverpool’s attacking ability but also questioning their defending, and you can understand their concern over the Reds’ defending when they have only managed to keep one clean sheet this season.

Many people thought Liverpool’s defence cost them the title two seasons ago because similar to this season, they scored plenty but kept conceding, but this season I think it is much different.

I trust Klopp has brought in a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet, it is early days for Karius in his Liverpool career, and he has been a little shaky in a few of his games but he looked much better in the 6-1 win over Watford and his confidence will grow as the season goes on.

Milner is playing like veteran full-back, certainly not one that is playing his first season in a new position, and Clyne is as dependable a full-back as you will see on the other side of defence.

Liverpool’s current central-defensive partnership of Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are growing together as a pairing and overall they look solid.

Klopp has other options in defence with Joe Gomez returning from injury a major boost as he can cover every defensive position, Klavan, Moreno and Lucas are others that can cover if needed and the German isn’t afraid to use his younger squad members if he has to.

When the individual errors are eradicated, for example, Lovren’s at Crystal Palace, then you will see more clean sheets by Liverpool.

Liverpool played against West Brom, Crystal Palace and Watford, all big, strong, physical teams, teams that the Reds have a history of struggling against, and although they conceded goals against each team, they beat each team, and I felt they defended well against them, by not allowing them many set-pieces to take advantage of, because they are all dangerous teams in set-piece situations.

The whole Liverpool team are working so hard and they are defending from the front with Firmino being a clear example of that.

Time will tell if Liverpool’s defence is strong enough to see them challenge for the title this season, personally, I have every faith in them.

 

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One Response to “Liverpool Supporters Shouldn’t Worry About The Defence”

  1. Robert Sobola November 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    I trust the defence too, but some signings (somebody from Hector/R. Rodriguez/Sule/Van Dijk) in the winter would be good.

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