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Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Liverpool’s poor defending in 2022/23

Liverpool’s once solid backline has been less than impressive so far this season.

Liverpool have fallen behind in more than half of their matches in the 2022-23 campaign, as well as picking up just eight clean sheets in 27 games across all competitions.

The Reds have also conceded 22 goals in 17 league outings so far this term.

In comparison, they conceded 26 goals across the entirety of 2021/22 when they pushed Manchester City to the final day for the title.

Despite this, Jurgen Klopp does not seem too worried about his side’s poor backline, which was once again on show as Liverpool escaped with a replay vs Wolves in the FA Cup this past weekend.

Asked whether his team’s defending concerned him following their entertaining 2-2 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup third round: “Not in general, but in moments. Whatever you play – high-line, deeper-line, ball-orientated, man-orientated – you have to win challenges.

“I mentioned it already now in the dressing room and I will mention it again as the next team we face is Brighton, who are famous for playing proper football. If you don’t defend properly there, then why should we go there?”

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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