Ferdinand and Lampard slam Liverpool defending against Sevilla

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the defensive frailties which cost his side three points against Sevilla can not be solved merely in the transfer market.

Nolito is just one of the names that will surely be starting for Eduardo Berizzo's side as Sevilla look to get off to a winning start in the Champions League.

But it would be Sevilla celebrating next, with Joaquin Correa managing to slip through a sloppy Liverpool defense, with Lovren again left wearing egg on his face as he failed to do anything to stop Correa before he fired home to level the score.

"It does not make too much sense to be frustrated, we have to take it", declared the German tactician.

When asked if his No.10 might feature when Sevilla visit Merseyside on Wednesday evening, Klopp told reporters: "I could [give you an idea], but I'm sure all the Liverpool supporters around the world are ready to wait another 24 hours".

On the back of their inability to strengthen at the heart of their back four, the Anfield outfit have opened the 2017-18 campaign with more disjointed performances to further highlight their major weakness. We know that we have to improve, but it's not an illness. "I don't think it's what we deserved".

In the second half Wijnaldum saw a powerful low drive saved by the keeper, and there was other fine attacking moves from the reds that just broke down with a sloppy final ball. Offensively we were really good and created a lot of chances, we could have scored more, but there are a few things we can work on. Salah's cross was half cleared but, as Steven N'Zonzi attempted to stride clear, the Egyptian stole the ball off him. "But I didn't send him to the stand!"

Rio Ferdinand believes that Liverpool are in desperate need of a leader in defence after they suffered a 2-2 draw with Sevilla at Anfield on Saturday. After that, we put together the correct attacks.

"I've had a chat with Klopp and explained exactly that I wanted to put right my initial mistake". After coming from a goal behind to lead 2-1, Roberto Firmino missed an opportunity to extend the team's advantage from the penalty spot before the La Liga side capitalised on slack play from the hosts late on to equalise.

  • Julie Sanders