Those are the ideas of Martin Keown.
After a wonder 2-Zero defeat within the Carabao Cup to Leicester within the 3rd spherical on Tuesday, there have been extra questions requested about Liverpool.
The loss ensured the Anfield outfit haven’t tasted victory in any of their previous 4 video games in all competitions.
And Keown is adamant that failing to seriously make stronger the again 4 over the summer has price the Reds expensive.
“Liverpool are still not strong enough in central defence and there are issues elsewhere in the squad,” Keown advised the Daily Mail.
“They focused the fitting participant in Virgil van Dijk. Southampton simply would no longer budge.
“That will affect on what has been left in the back of. The defenders know Klopp was once seeking to exchange them.”
And Keown thinks the naked minimal requirement this time period must be a top-four end.
He added: “Their precedence might be keeping Champions League soccer.
“They nonetheless wish to do smartly in it. That’s more difficult for them than United and City, who’ve such good squads.”
Liverpool’s defensive deficiencies may also be highlighted by way of the truth they have got already conceded 9 within the Premier League this marketing campaign, with best West Ham and Brighton conceding extra (10).
Klopp will take his males again to the King Power Stadium to stand Leicester on Saturday (five:30pm) and might be hoping for a greater efficiency and outcome than Tuesday.