Liverpool swallowed two successive defeats, although it happened in two different competitions which actually did not affect their position at the top of the standings, but many considered that Team Marseyside had to be anxious, because the two defeats would affect the players’ confidence. According to former Liverpool defender John Aldridge, Coach Jurgen Klopp had to consider a suitable substitute for Dejan Lovren who he considered a weak point in the club’s defense.
Last weekend, Liverpool traveled to Etihad Stadium, facing host Manchester City in the Premier League. In the match, Jurgen Klopp’s landing squad was very unfortunate after a narrow 2-1 defeat to the hosts. Although the defeat did not make the Reds out of the top of the standings, but the defeat became Liverpool’s first defeat in the Premier League this season.
Even more disappointing is that after the match, Liverpool surprisingly returned to defeat the defeat of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup. Although it seems ordinary, but many people think that Liverpool need to fix themselves for their target at the end of the season, while the fact that the club is currently still at the top of the Premier League standings.
For John Aldridge, what must be addressed is defense, because according to him Dejan Lovren is the weak point of the Reds defense at this time. In fact, he also suggested Klopp to recruit Kalidou Koulibaly from Naples to fulfill the title ambitions at the end of the season.
“This is not the time for Liverpool to press the panic button, but I want to urge the club to consider a transfer move that could allow them to fulfill the last part needed for the title. Dejan Lovren was a weakness on the back line when Jurgen Klopp’s team claimed their first Premier League defeat at Manchester City on Thursday. And I think this Croatian player needs to be replaced faster if this team wants to turn the potential into success. ”
“We have seen the impact Virgil van Dijk has made since his arrival last January and I imagine whether a move like Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly could provide what Klopp’s team needed on the back line. Top opponents continue to enjoy making Lovren the target, because he tends to lose concentration and this is the reason I believe Van Dijk needs a top class back-line partner, “Aldridge said to the Independent.