Jamie Redknapp makes bold prediction about Liverpool and title
Jamie Redknapp warns Jurgen Klopp that he needs to improve Liverpool's defence ahead of the new season
Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool can challenge for the Premier League title if Jurgen Klopp resolves their defensive issues.
The Reds made a winning start to their domestic campaign at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday thanks to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Arsenal.
Liverpool eased into a 4-1 lead thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane with 25 minutes remaining in north London.
However, the Reds eased off and Arsenal reduced the deficit thanks to goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers with 15 minutes to go.
The 18-time English champions conceded 50 times in the Premier League last season as Klopp’s side struggled defensively.
Former Reds captain Redknapp is confident Liverpool can win the title if the manager can solidify his defence.
“Defensively, they’ve had problems for a number of years now,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“If Liverpool can get their defence right and learn the defensive side of the game, Liverpool can go really close.”
Liverpool will make the trip to Burnley in their next Premier League fixture at Turf Moor on Saturday.
The Reds are in second place behind Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on goal difference.
Klopp was named as Brendan Rodgers’s successor in October after he called time on his Borussia Dortmund reign in 2015.