Steven Gerrard: The one thing Jurgen Klopp will be desperate for at Liverpool FC
Steven Gerrard reckons that Jurgen Klopp will be "desperate" for his Liverpool side to keep a clean sheet in the coming games
Steven Gerrard believes that Jurgen Klopp will be “desperate” to see his Liverpool side keep a clean sheet this season after the Reds’ shaky displays at the back.
Liverpool have made something of a stuttering start to the new Premier League campaign but they returned to winning ways in the top flight on Saturday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Leicester City.
The Reds have earned plenty of praise for their free-flowing attacking displays this season, but there have been concerns about Liverpool’s defensive performances.
The Merseyside outfit have conceded 11 goals in six Premier League games, which is more than any other team in the top half of the table.
And former Liverpool captain Gerrard believes that Klopp will be desperate to see his side keep some clean sheets in the coming games.
Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday night, Gerrard said: “His team showed a lot of fight and character at Leicester.
“It seems to me that he’s really happy with his team how it looks going forward – they’re really exciting.
“But I think he’s desperate for a clean sheet. He wants his defenders and goalkeepers to show all the critics that they are capable of keeping clean sheets.”
Liverpool’s next chance to keep a clean sheet comes on Tuesday night, when the Reds travel to Russia to take on Spartak Moscow.
The Reds kicked off their Champions League campaign earlier this month with a 2-2 draw against Spanish side Sevilla at Anfield.
Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League this season thanks to their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.