Rio Ferdinand: These two players are not good enough for Liverpool FC

Rio Ferdinand points the finger at two Liverpool FC players following their poor form at the back this season

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that both Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno are not good enough for Liverpool.

The Reds have been criticised for their shaky performances at the back this season and the Merseyside outfit conceded another two goals during their 3-2 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise.

The Merseyside outfit have looked far from convincing in defence this season, with the Reds having conceded 11 goals – more than any other team in the top half of the table.

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has singled out both Lovren and Moreno as the weak links in Jurgen Klopp’s rearguard this season.

Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, former England star Ferdinand said: “I think Lovren’s not good enough. He’s shown over a period of time that he makes too many mistakes.

“Moreno, defensively, is not good enough. Going forward he’s a delight to watch but defensively – where you want him to be great first and foremost – he doesn’t cut it.”

Liverpool’s win over Leicester lifted them up into fifth place in the Premier League table after six games.

The Reds now switch their attentions back towards Champions League affairs and their trip to Russia to take on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night.

Liverpool kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw with Spanish side Sevilla at Anfield earlier this month.

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