Martin Keown: How Liverpool FC will be driving Jurgen Klopp mad

The Arsenal legend responds to Kenny Dalglish's recent endorsement of Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Martin Keown believes Jurgen Klopp must be growing infuriated with his team’s inability to defend despite Kenny Dalglish endorsing Liverpool’s exciting style of football.

The Reds made a brilliant start to the Premier League campaign thanks to a return of seven points in their opening three fixtures.

Liverpool were 4-0 winners against title rivals Arsenal at Anfield to underline their title potential following a summer of investment.

However, the Merseyside outfit’s suspect defence has underlined the title push after conceding 12 times in their opening seven games ahead of the visit of Manchester United at Anfield.

Liverpool have also dawn with La Liga outfit Sevilla and Russian side Spartak Moscow to leave the Reds winless in the Champions League group stage despite a 6-4 aggregate win against Hoffenheim in the playoff round.

Reds icon Dalglish endorsed Klopp’s style of football at Liverpool despite their lack of silverware since the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss took over the reins at Anfield.

Former Arsenal defender Keown believes Klopp all still be disillusioned with his team’s poor defending despite Dalglish’s endorsement.

“Kenny Dalglish is an ambassador of the club and I’m sure he wants to talk up the positive, attacking football that Liverpool are playing now,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“But, make no mistake, the late goals, sloppiness and lazy defending will be driving Jurgen Klopp mad.”

Liverpool drew 0-0 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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