Klopp details mistakes each defender made for Burnley goal

Date published: Sunday 17th September 2017 11:05

Jurgen Klopp says each of his Liverpool defenders made a mistake for Burnley’s goal in their 1-1 draw.

Scott Arfield struck early on as the Reds were made to settle for a point at Anfield.

Liverpool’s defence has been under the spotlight this week after conceding a lead to Sevilla in the Champions League.

Although Klopp changed his centre-back pairing again – bringing in Ragnar Klavan to partner Joel Matip – it did not prevent an all-too-familiar sight of a failure to deal with a high ball into the penalty area leading to a goal.

“It was just a long ball,” the German said. “Trent (Alexander-Arnold) could have won the first header and the block on Joel (by Chris Wood) was difficult because the defender cannot do exactly the same because it is a foul.

“Raggy (Klavan) was there to protect the situation but the ball bounced in the wrong direction and Robbo (Andrew Robertson) knows he could see Arfield quicker.

“It was a bouncing ball and they (Burnley) were quicker. They are better in these situations, they are more used to it and he hit the ball perfectly but we could have defended much better.

“We conceded one goal and that is where we have to improve most, to switch the mood from being offensive all the time.

“We forget Mr Arfield and he can score. It doesn’t feel good.”

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