By Alex Stevens
Jamie Carragher has claimed Liverpool’s defence is still a big problem after their shock 2-0 defeat against Burnley on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side came unstuck at Turf Moor as Sam Vokes and Andre Gray struck to hand the newly-promoted side their first Premier League victory of the season.
Liverpool started the season with an impressive victory at Arsenal but still conceded three goals on their way to a 4-3 triumph that secured three points at Emirates Stadium.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher claims Klopp’s centre-back pairing could not cope with the pace and mobility of Burnley’s spearhead.
“Gray had Ragner Klaven and Dejan Lovren every time he went into the channels,” the former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports, as quoted on their website. “Every time the ball went down the sides he was causing them problems and the killer goal is the second because it makes it very difficult against a team like Burnley, who are so good defensively.”
Pundit Carragher thinks Klopp’s defence is still a major concern that has not been addressed despite the manager having the summer window to reinforce a long-standing troublesome area.
“The defence is a big problem,” Carragher added to Sky Sports. “It was a big problem under Brendan Rodgers and it doesn’t look like it has been rectified.
“Klopp’s had a summer now and looked at where he needs to strengthen but the big-money buys have been at the other end of the pitch.
“Don’t forget Liverpool still conceded three goals last weekend. Defensively again they were poor.”
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