Liverpool’s form has fallen off a cliff in 2022/23. The Reds sit 10th in the league after 20 games and are very unlikely to secure a top-four spot.
One of Liverpool’s main issues this term has been their defence. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in especially bad form, whilst the Reds as a squad are leaking goals – including three to a Wolves side who had scored just 12 in 20 before their recent meeting with Liverpool.
Liverpool have shipped 28 goals in 2022/23 so far, which is already more than they let in during the entirety of 2021/22 (26).
Now, Ian Wright has suggested Liverpool’s problems in the press is causing them issues:
“The way that they played when they dominated,” Wright told Premier League Productions. “It was like a full core press with pure energy.
“From front to midfield. This is why you couldn’t get to people like Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
“You are looking at Van Dijk and Gomez, in certain situations and think, ‘wow, I didn’t know you could get by him like that’.
“They’re making mistakes. This is because of the way they defended from the front, winning the ball and it was relentless.”
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