By Dominic Toner
Marko Grujic believes that Liverpool need to improve on set pieces this season.
The Reds have been in fantastic attacking form but have shown defensive frailties, in particular from set-pieces.
Liverpool are currently fourth in the Premier League table and have 13 points from their opening six games.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have yet to keep a clean sheet this season despite the good results and are still to settle on their first-choice defenders.
Liverpool completed a comfortable 5-1 victory against Hull at the weekend but conceded a goal from a corner, with David Meyler was presented a gift inside the penalty box to score a consolation goal.
Grujic, 20, believes that Liverpool can still improve defensively despite their strong start.
“It was a nice game for everyone,” he told the club’s website. “We played very well and scored three goals in the first half, and then we continued the same in the second half.
“But we conceded one goal and we will try to improve on those moments from set-pieces. That’s what we can improve.”
Grujic completed his move to Anfield in the summer and the youngster has made three appearances so far.
The central midfielder is currently battling for a starting position with regulars Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Liverpool have not settled on their defence and goalkeeper Loris Karius is set to be given his chance to become the club’s number one.
Karius, who broke his hand during a pre-season game, has been preferred to Simon Mignolet in the last two matches and is hopeful of being a more reliable goalkeeper.
The centre-back pairing of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip is beginning to form and they will hope to solve the club’s difficulties from set-pieces.
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