The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were furious with their sides second-half capitulation in the Champions League earlier this week.
Jurgen Klopp must have believed that his side had one foot in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night when they went into the interval with a 3 nil lead against Sevilla. However, his belief was short lived and did not last beyond the second 45-minutes as Sevilla fought-back to secure a 3-3 draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Liverpool’s final match of the group stage at home to Spartak Moscow has the potential to be a very uncomfortable evening for The Reds with qualification still hanging in the balance.
Next up for Liverpool is a huge clash at the top of the table against Premier League champions Chelsea at Anfield this weekend.
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Klopp will be hoping his side can tighten up defensively for their weekend fixture, and also have the mentality to see out a victory should they find themselves in another comfortable lead.
According to The Daily Mail, Klopp is also hoping to secure the services of teenage prodigy Ryan Sessegnon in January who is currently plying his trade for Fulham in the Championship.
Although Sessegnon is widely tipped to have a bright future at the top of European football, a move for the 17-year-old will not provide a solution to Liverpool’s defensive frailties.
If Liverpool want to mount a serious title-challenge in the future, then they need to purchase proven defenders who preferably have experience of playing in the Champions League.
Sessegnon is making his initial steps into the footballing world and lacks the experience required to slot straight into Liverpool’s first-team at his age.
Fulham’s prized asset could grow up to be a world beater in European football, but right now Liverpool’s priority should be to strengthen their defence with experienced talent as Sessegnon cannot solve the defensive crisis that is emerging at Anfield.