Liverpool have one of the vital worst defensive data within the Premier League, conceding 11 targets in six video games – simplest Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace have yielded extra.
Their defence got here below heavy complaint as soon as once more on the weekend within the Three-2 win over Leicester with Simon Mignolet’s penalty save the variation between the 2 aspects.
Much of the summer season switch window was once spent chasing the signature of Virgil van Dijk, supposedly with no back-up choice in position, however Southampton refused to promote.
But Aldridge, who gained the First Division with Liverpool in 1988, has advised the Reds boss to herald new defenders when the switch window reopens in January.
“If the defenders in Liverpool’s starting line-up continue to be exposed in the manner we saw at Leicester on Saturday, then manager Jurgen Klopp has to get ruthless and replace them,” Aldridge advised the Irish Independent.
“I do know that sounds harsh, however Klopp has to take a look at the issues in his defence and come to a decision whether or not the message being given to the avid gamers he’s placing his consider in is the issue.
“If the message isn’t getting via or Klopp feels the avid gamers he has don’t seem to be just right sufficient, then he has to take a look at getting defenders in throughout the January switch window and once more subsequent summer season.
He added: “Whether Virgil van Dijk can be taken out of Southampton in January stays to be noticed, however there will have to be defenders in the market who’re higher than what Klopp is operating with now and Liverpool have to be daring by means of going to get them.
“The Premier League is an unforgiving international and combatants are absolutely conscious again 4 that includes Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip will crack if they’re put below force.”