Wright: Klopp got away with bizarre Liverpool defence for two reasons
Ian Wright revealed Jurgen Klopp got away with a makeshift defence in Liverpool’s game against Brighton because of the Reds’ attacking qualities and Brighton’s style of play.
On BBC Radio 5 Live (Sunday 18:57), the pundit shared his view after responding to comments made by Georginio Wijnaldum that revealed he was clueless playing in defence during the Reds’ game with Brighton.
Despite only playing one recognised defender in Dejan Lovren, Liverpool only conceded one goal on their way to defeating the Seagulls 5-1.
Wright believed it worked due to the opposition, saying, “you just have to look at the amount of goals Brighton score, they’re very much more about the defensive side of the game.
Wright went on to say that because of the quality of attackers Liverpool have got they can cope against certain sides with hardly any defenders.
Wright insisted that he meant no disrespect to Brighton with his comments and that it was just his opinion on the way they play.
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Brighton were only able to score against the Reds on Saturday after being awarded a penalty when Jordan Henderson brought down Shane Duffy in the box.
Klopp’s team have been criticised for their defensive capabilities this season, but Liverpool have only conceded three goals in their last five league games.
The Reds were even able to keep two clean sheets in that period, one against Southampton and the other against Stoke City.
Liverpool’s recent impressive run sees them sit fourth in the league with 29 points, ahead of playing Everton in the Merseyside Derby next Sunday.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp explained his bizarre line-up for the Brighton game.