Ian Wright sends blunt message to Jurgen Klopp about Liverpool defence

The Arsenal legend tells Jurgen Klopp to work on improving Liverpool's defence this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Ian Wright has urged Jurgen Klopp to pay more attention to Liverpool’s defence.

The Reds missed out on the chance to secure three points in their first outing of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Liverpool came from behind to secure a 3-2 lead at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the English capital.

The Merseyside outfit, though, conceded from yet another set-piece in added time as Miguel Britos scored a late equaliser at Vicarage Road.

The Reds were 1-0 winners against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s clash against Arsenal.

Liverpool have one of the worst defensive records when it comes to conceding from set pieces in the Premier League under current boss Klopp.

Klopp has been linked with a move to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk but Liverpool haven’t got a deal over the line for the Netherlands international.

Former Arsenal striker Wright urged the Liverpool manager to spend time on improving his defence on the training ground.

“It was basic stuff that you should be working on every Monday and Tuesday,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It is attention to detail. Liverpool have the forward players to win you games, so why is there no attention being paid to the defence and how easy it is for teams to score against you?”

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table in their first full season under Klopp last term.

The Reds have signed three players in the summer transfer window.

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