Wright doubts if Klopp wanted one of his summer signings

Date published: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 10:20

Ian Wright is not convinced that Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign Andrew Robertson for Liverpool in the summer.

Robertson was one of four arrivals at Anfield, along with Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Scotland international was thought to be the solution to the club’s long-standing problems at left-back, having enjoyed a positive season with relegated Hull.

But he has started just three games in all competitions as Alberto Moreno has held down that spot in a troubled defence.

In his column for The Sun, Wright describes it as ‘bizarre’ that Robertson is not playing.

‘Defensively they continue to make such laughable mistakes,’ Wright said. ‘It’s as though no one ever thinks, “Hang on a minute, what happens if this breaks down and they come at us?”

‘Klopp says he could write a book on defending in two hours, and maybe he could.

‘But doing it in theory is a world away from doing it in practice — and Liverpool certainly aren’t.

‘I’m no defensive coach but even I can see the mistakes.

‘At Newcastle on Sunday the centre-halves were so far apart, with only one man to mark, and Jonjo Shelvey had acres of space.

‘That’s what they have to be working on in training.  Things like one centre-back taking the man and the other dropping to the side or in behind. It’s simple, defensive logic.

‘Liverpool have also had huge problems at left-back but in Andy Robertson they have a man who can do the job, yet he has hardly played.

‘What is that supposed to tell us? Was he not Klopp’s buy?

‘It’s bizarre that he’s not getting a look in when they are dropping clangers at the back in every game they play.’

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