Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to improve their poor defensive record, starting with today’s Premier League meeting with Hull City.
Liverpool’s defensive frailties were arguably the reason they failed to win the title last season, as they conceded 50 goals in their 38 games while finishing runners-up to Manchester City.
The attacking potency of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge papered over the cracks for Rodgers as, with a tally of 52 top-flight strikes between them, they contributed more than half of Liverpool’s goal total and enabled the Merseyside club to outscore most opponents.
However, with Suarez now plying his trade for Barcelona and Sturridge having not played since August due to injury, Liverpool’s deficiencies at the back are costing them.
Rodgers’ side have conceded 12 goals in eight Premier League outings this term.