Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has stumbled upon the perfect recipe for football success: Scoring loads of goals but not conceding many.
The Reds eventually beat Norwich 5-4 on Saturday after some ridiculous defending. Liverpool do emerge with some credit after coming back from 3-1 and then 4-4 (in injury time) but their defensive flaws were clear to see.
“If we can score five goals and defend set-pieces especially a little bit better, we would be winning games more comfortably,” surmises Lucas.
“Of course, we are happy to get the result, especially the way it was at half-time.
“The manager just said we had to find a way to win. We did it. Of course, it’s not the best way to win a game but maybe it was what we needed.
“We need to improve a lot but the passion, determination and belief is there. Hopefully, we’ll improve in things we’re not doing so well now and then move on.
“It’s better to win the game but we know we have to improve. But it will give us a lot of belief. On Tuesday we have a very big game, a semi-final and a chance to go to Wembley. We will do everything we can to get there.”