Liverpool must improve defensively, says Rush

Liverpool must improve defensively, says Rush

Liverpool legend Ian Rush says the Reds must improve their defence if they are to challenge this season.

Klopp’s men have been battered for their defensive frailties in recent times, and have conceded 11 goals in their first 6 Premier League games.

Their next game in the league is against Newcastle on Sunday, a game which Rush believes the Reds must tighten up at the back for.

“We have to learn to keep clean sheets,” said Rush, speaking on behalf of the LFC Foundation at the launch event for a new learning space for local youngsters at Anfield.

Liverpool’s front line have been hailed by many so far this season, and Rush insists on their day they can beat anyone. But it is the defence that has let them down during the early stages of the campaign.

“At the end of the day, attacking wise, we have 20, 40 minute spells where we’re absolutely unbelievable – we can beat anyone in the world.”

“It’s not for the lack of chances but we’re not putting them all away. When you’re playing the top teams, if you’re not careful you get found out.”

“We’ve got to start learning how to keep a clean sheet because we’re not going to score every game. Yeah we’ve got great attacking flair but we’re not going to score every game.”

“We have to learn to stop it at the back and if we can do that I think we will be alright.”
[Quotes sourced via Sky Sports]