Liverpool’s defence has been a worry of their fans for some years here in the Transfer Tavern.
Long gone are the days of Phil Thompson, Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson who helped the club to such huge success in the 70’s and 80’s.
Even in the first decade of this century, the Reds’ defence was pretty solid. Players like Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia were particularly solid but those days seem long gone.
There is evidence they could be coming back, with Joel Matip looking particularly solid so far but it is of course too soon to make any such conclusions.
Why has it been so poor in recent years then? You’ll always miss players like Carragher and Hyypia but it’s the signings that seem to have really let the club down.
Our landlord is certainly of this impression right now and reckons these THREE in particular are the worst defenders the club have had in the last decade…
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