Liverpool’s Problems Are A Worry

17 Aug

Liverpool’s season has already started with a 3-3 draw away to Watford and a 2-1 win away to Hoffenheim in the first-leg of their Champions League qualifier, and from a Liverpool supporter’s point of view, there are many problems that are still to be solved.

It has been a quiet summer regarding transfer activity, where the need to strengthen Liverpool’s squad looked obvious with the extra games they will have to play this season with the inclusion of European competition.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has added Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke to his squad this summer, but his squad still looks a bit threadbare.

Liverpool have already picked up a few injuries before the season kicked-off, with Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana amongst the more notable casualties.

The likely departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona will leave a massive void because he is one of the few players in Liverpool’s squad that can provide the creativity and defence splitting passes.

Liverpool’s defence is still a major worry and the three goals conceded against Watford proved that there are still defensive problems and they were quite fortunate to only concede one goal in Germany on Tuesday night.

Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk has been talked about all summer as the man to solve Liverpool’s defensive problems but it doesn’t look like he will be coming to Anfield and unless they sign another centre-back then their defensive woes will continue.

Alberto Moreno’s return to left-back doesn’t fill supporters with much confidence either, and surely Andy Robertson will get his chance at left-back sooner rather than later.

Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum are all good players in their own right but the evidence of their performances playing together in Liverpool’s first two games is worrying, the midfield didn’t look balanced with that trio.

Surely it is Klopp’s decision to go into the new season with the squad he has, but you can’t help thinking that his hands may be tied by his American owners regarding the lack of spending.

Time will tell if Liverpool’s squad is strong enough to challenge in the both the Premier League and Europe this season.

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3 Responses to “Liverpool’s Problems Are A Worry”

  1. Alexander Mahlohlomane Kent August 17, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    Klopp has an alternative player he could usr as a creative MF. Firmino.
    I believe that he is the most versatile player that we have upfront eho can play just behind Moh and Mane. Then we play Solanke as s natural 9 upfront.

    • Chps August 19, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      That could work. D do not have anybody else who can create. So yes Firmino could be that player. I hope he also won’t go off because his compatriot is striking. He usually goes missing when Ciutinho is not in. I also thiught Henderson should have also matured into this position. Can and Gini playing the defensive roles.

  2. Chips August 17, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Liverpool are going to be an embarrassing team soon. Not because I want it to be so but there is seems to be a combination of both arrogance and stupidity causing the team to be where it is. Why can’t we scout and buy players like other teams are? They may not be in the same mould as Coutinho, VVD or Suarez but there are still a lot of players out there for crying out loud! Do something! This team is looking dangerously vulnerable compared to other sides and at this rate I have got no doubt Everton will finishe above us.

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