Former Arsenal striker and now football pundit Ian Wright has once again criticized Liverpool’s poor defense on Sunday when one Jonjo Shelvey pass to Joselu beat the flat Liverpool defense.
There always seems to be moments in games when Liverpool are asleep and give goals away but this has been the case for a while now, and it hasn’t been fixed even though new defenders have been brought in.
Newcastle knew that which is why we were always in the game – even to win it at the end when in the dying minutes Mo Diame had a great chance from a corner but slow in seeing the chance,
You would expect a coach of Jurgen Klopp’s standing to have fixed this problem by now – in contrast, Newcastle’s defense looked good.
Jurgen Klopp criticized – not happy with the Newcastle result
This is what Ian Wright has written in his column in the Sun:
“Defensively they continue to make such laughable mistakes.” “It’s as though no one ever thinks, ‘Hang on a minute, what happens if this breaks down and they come at us?’
“Klopp says he could write a book on defending in two hours, and maybe he could. But doing it in theory is a world away from doing it in practice — and Liverpool certainly aren’t.”
“Klopp is showing another side to his character as well,” “There’s a passive-aggressive side to him — something my media mates are increasingly seeing too — whenever anyone questions Liverpool’s performances.”
“Almost a case of ‘How dare you suggest that, you’ve never played the game, what do you know’?.”
“Well, you don’t need to go to India to know a good curry — and you don’t need to be an FA coach to know Liverpool’s defense has been embarrassing at times.”
Certainly, Klopp was irritated in his post-match interview, but you don’t expect a manager to be happy when they think they should have won the game.
Fixing the defense is one of the easier things to do by ensuring the players know their jobs and keep their shape under all conditions – organization is key.
It’s something Newcastle’s defense demonstrated well on Sunday when we were only beaten by a world-class strike from Brazilian International Coutinho.
We don’t have the players that Liverpool have regarding class and creativity, but we have conceded only 6 goals in the League – half the number the Reds have conceded.