Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are debating whether the unthinkable has in fact happened, and the Reds defence has somehow managed to get worse than it was last season!
Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title in agonising fashion when the fact they conceded 50 goals over the course of the season proved too much to prevent Manchester City stealing a march in the final week.
Brendan Rodgers spent £20 million on Dejan Lovren in the summer in a bid to sure things up at the back but it hasn’t done the job as of yet.
The Reds have managed just one clean sheet so far this season and have conceded 11 goals in just seven matches on all competitions.
With Luis Suarez enjoying the Spanish sunshine and Daniel Sturridge on the treatment table, Liverpool have lost the goal threat they had last season which so often got them out of jail.
And whilst new signings the likes of Mario Balotelli and Adam Lallana take their time to settle, Brendan Rodgers knows the defensive frailties are an issue he needs to address as soon as possible.
In most cases, he will have to wait until January before re-entering the market, but if that is the road the Liverpool boss chooses to go down, we have identified five players who may be able to help sure things up at the back finally.
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