Brendan Rodgers lacks leaders in Liverpool defence, says Alan McInally

Alan McInally says the Liverpool defence lacks leadership

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Alan McInally says Liverpool are lacking leaders in their back four after the Reds lost 3-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Liverpool manager opted to change-up his back four as he dropped his long-term number one Simon Mignolet in favour of second-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones.

Rodgers signed Southampton centre-half Dejan Lovren and Spanish full-backs Javi Manquillo and Alberto Moreno in the summer transfer window.

However, McInally reckons the Northern Irishman needs a commanding voice in his back four to help organise the Liverpool defence after a dismal first half of the season.

“Defensively, they’ve got to be better,” McInally told Sky Sports.

“I don’t know what he wants defensively. Normally, the best Liverpool teams don’t have the best defenders but they are regimental.

“Everyone knows their job. I don’t see them as that right now. They’re disjointed. I don’t think there is a leader in the back four – that’s his biggest problem.”

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