By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore has criticised the depth of the Liverpool squad after they fell to a shock 2-1 loss against Wolves on Saturday.
The Reds were dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth-round as they suffered a defeat against the Championship opposition at Anfield.
Wolves outfought the hosts for the most part and were 2-0 up after goals from Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann.
Divock Origi set up a nervous finish with an 85th minute goal, but Liverpool fell to their third consecutive defeat across all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI for the Wolves clash, but his fringe players were unable to book a place in the next round of the cup.
Collymore claims that Klopp’s squad is not strong enough and they have serious issues defensively.
“Liverpool very good side, but the depth isn’t there, two poor goalkeepers, average group of defenders, great pool of attacker who are now labouring,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 28, 2017
Collymore highlighted the goalkeepers at Anfield and that has been a problem area for Klopp already this season.
The German boss has switched between Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius this campaign, with the latter unable to prevent two goals against Wolves.
The Reds defence has been a weakness for them all season and they have struggled to keep clean sheets.
They currently have make-shift left-back James Milner in the strongest XI, with Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne completing the back four.
Liverpool’s title rivals are all showing a much better resilience in defence and that is an area Klopp will be keen to address quickly.
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