Liverpool’s defence has come under great scrutiny in the last few months, but a few Kopites in the Transfer Tavern think the Reds’ woes have been blown out of proportion.
If we were to discount the madness of the Bournemouth game, Liverpool conceded only a handful of goals in November and December. That is certainly nothing to sniff at – particularly when you consider they have had a change of keeper and a rotating centre-back pairing in that time too.
Liverpool’s squad looks strong in the right-back position with England international Nathaniel Clyne the only Reds’ player to play every minute of the Premier League season so far. He is backed up by the exciting prospect that is Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool have cover at centre-back, with the robust Ragnar Klavan and the perceptive Lucas backing up the first-choice pair of Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren though questions remain about the Croatian.
Left-back, meanwhile, is also something of a priority for the Merseyside club. James Milner has surprised everyone – well perhaps not Jurgen Klopp – and excelled in his new defensive position. However, no one thinks he is the long-term answer, and nor surely can Alberto Moreno be the Reds’ first-choice.
Some more options could come in handy, then, and here are four our landlord has come up with…
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