Matip admits Klopp’s system ‘sometimes go to pieces’

Date published: Wednesday 19th April 2017 11:40

Joel Matip thinks Liverpool need to improve their defence if they are to compete for the Premier League title next season.

The Reds are the top scorers in the Premier League with 69 goals so far this campaign but it’s at the back where they are struggling, having conceded 40 – more than anyone in the current top five.

Matip reckons the competitive style of football in England doesn’t help their tactics and acknowledges they will need to improve their defence in time for next season.

“We know that we have to improve our defence, but it’s also the style of play which makes it difficult in England,” Matip told Bild.

“It’s up and down all the time, and the tactical systems sometimes go to pieces. You are vulnerable, and you especially see that with teams like us who are strong going forward.

“But thank God we also score the most goals.”

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