It is definitely not a random thing, when a team keep conceding the same type of goals again and again it means something is wrong, it is not down to… bad luck, one single careless moment, the root of the problem lies deeper, and Philippe Coutinho looks perfectly aware of that, in Liverpool’s case.
The goals were goals that could have been prevented. It started out wide and we ended up conceding one of those goals the manager speaks about. He speaks a lot about this – we’ve conceded a lot of goals like this. And obviously in attack we were unable to score the goals necessary to draw or turn around the game
the Brazilian told ESPN Brasil, talking about Liverpool’s embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley last weekend.
Dejan Lovren got substituted with 15 minutes left in the first half, he was seen as the main responsible for the first two goals Liverpool conceded, but Coutinho didn’t have a problem to keep part of the blame for himself.
The first goal started in a wide position where everyone is involved in defending, not just the players right at the back. We have to improve this as quickly as possible in order to win games and fight more. With difficult games like this one, we know it’s these things that decide them. So we need to concentrate more to deal with balls like this
the Brazil international said.