The Reds finally won a game when they visited Leicester City over the weekend, but again they allowed their opponents two goals, which would have been three if Simon Mignolet hadn’t saved a penalty late in the game.
It’s obvious we concede too much – there’s no doubt. That’s really hard for me. Usually, I’m a really good defensive coach but obviously that works not too good so far, but we will be fine
Jurgen Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League group stage match against Spartak Moscow.
The main thing for defending is tactical discipline. I don’t know everything about football but I could write a book in the next two hours about which space we have to defend, why, when and where you have to be. When you have to step up, push up… all that stuff
the German manager said, in… disbelief of the fact that he hasn’t managed yet to make Liverpool the great defensively team he is confident they can become.
As long as not every player is doing it we’ll work on it. When everyone is doing it, I will make sure we’re doing it for the rest of our lives. I have faith, not only [in our] offensive [players] but in our squad. I know we need results. I like this team. Maybe nobody else likes it, I really like it and I want to improve it together
Klopp also said, knowing that a weak defence is a recipe for disaster, especially in a highly competitive environment like the Premier League (and of course the Champions League).