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Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool want to deal with defensive frailties

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Virgil van Dijk admits there are defensive points that Liverpool should focus on forward of their Premier League conflict with Brentford.

Jurgen Klopp’s males have been uncharacteristically poor on the again at occasions this season, and have already shipped simply seven much less objectives than they conceded throughout the entirety of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.

These defensive points reared their ugly head as soon as once more on Friday as Liverpool conceded an early purpose within the eventual win over Leicester Metropolis, permitting Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor to float by way of the guts of the backline with worrying ease.

Talking after the sport to Sky Sports activities, Van Dijk admitted there should be some sincere conversations about issues to enhance.

“We received by way of the sport which is essential however there are issues to enhance on which we are going to focus on,” the Dutchman stated.

“We tried to get within the sport however it wasn’t adequate and everyone knows that. So, we’ll enhance however we received and that’s very constructive – that’s what it’s all about in fact, however there are many issues we now have to enhance.

“Clearly we ready very nicely, we had a great sport in Birmingham the opposite day and we tried to maintain that going. At occasions at present we had been possibly a bit of bit too fast after which we lose the ball in troublesome conditions and [were] a bit extra open. Then clearly they’ve a variety of gamers who can play with their strengths, however we now have to take the three factors, be assured and onto the subsequent.”

Regardless of their defensive struggles, Liverpool have chalked up 4 Premier League wins in a row to shut the hole on the Premier League’s prime 4.

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