Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Says Reds 'Need to Fix' Defending After Beating Leicester

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his side "need to fix" their defensive work after Saturday's' 2-1 win over Leicester in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy.


The Reds came from behind to secure victory, after Islam Slimani put Leicester in front with 12 minutes played.


Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho found the net in response, but Klopp has stressed the importance of improving defensively ahead of the start of the new campaign.

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"Two games, two wins so that's of course the best thing," Klopp told Sky Sports"I thought we could have defended the first goal seven times already, but in the end it is a cross and a free header so it's not nice but it's what happens.


"We came back and even before the good goal, we were already the dominant side and playing good football so it was all OK.

"I liked everything I saw but that [defensive work] is something we need to fix 100 per cent. I know it is pre-season and we can change it but it is something I don't like already so we need to work on it."

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Liverpool's somewhat porous backline was regularly criticised last season. The Reds conceded 42 goals in the Premier League, more than any other side in the top four.

Klopp has looked to strengthen at left-back, bringing in Andrew Robertson from Hull, who is likely to replace the deputising James Milner in the position.

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