Henderson "Disappointed" to Drop Points, Klopp "Not Responsible" for Sending Off

Jessica Allison
September 16, 2017

Klopp's side have also had some forgettable defending moments in the premier league the latest being a 5-0 drubbing by Manchester City this season, but he insists adding an extra player will not do the magic. The Colombian played in Joaquin Correa for a 72nd minute equaliser in a game which finished 2-2.

"A few players could not keep the level of the first half".

Liverpool fans could be forgiven for seething with frustration because of unaddressed problems at the back, which have contributed to the side conceding 13 goals in seven games this season.

Liverpool were heavily linked with Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk throughout the summer, although Klopp was eventually forced to abandon a move for the Netherlands global after the Saints accused the Reds of making an illegal approach for the player.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil Van Dijk would not have been a quick fix to his side's defensive woes that raised their heads again during the draw with Sevilla.

"It was hard to hold them back", the Coach said after the game. "We cannot take out the City game, but if we could, we have a lot of decent defending performances".

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"We could have taken three points with the chances we created in both halves".

"Everybody knows that [Burnley] had two away games [so far] and in these two away games they got four points, from Chelsea and Tottenham", he said.

Klopp has a host of options to turn to despite the absence of Sadio Mane through suspension, with Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Philippe Coutinho among those available. We need strong goalkeepers and every year we can not find a new No 2 or No 3. "We shut up shop, we never gave them much".

Coutinho, who handed in a transfer request last month in an attempt to force through a move to Barcelona, made his first Liverpool appearance of the season against Sevilla on Wednesday night.

If Liverpool get on a roll when attacking at home, not many can stop them and I can see that happening in this one.

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