Gary Neville tells Jurgen Klopp how to solve Liverpool FC defensive problems
The Man United legend explains how Jurgen Klopp can help Liverpool FC to stop leaking goals
Gary Neville has urged Jurgen Klopp to settle on a Liverpool FC defensive partnership to breed familiarity at the back.
The German coach has tended to rotate his centre-halves, as well as other key positions, throughout the 2017-18 season so far.
Liverpool FC signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton.
Indeed, the Reds made Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world as Liverpool FC look to reinforce their back four.
But Klopp has still been changing his centre-halves, with Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Van Dijk all dropping to the bench for games.
Lovren and Van Dijk managed to keep Tottenham at bay for 80 minutes last weekend before a crazy end to the top-six clash saw both teams settle for a 2-2 draw.
Former Manchester United right-back Neville pleaded with Klopp to settle on a centre-half partnership to help shore up his defence.
“Lovren and Van Dijk played well [against Tottenham],” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.
“Klopp needs to try and stick with a partnership and not keep changing to try and build a familiarity. I am sure he will look to.”
Liverpool FC have conceded 34 times in 29 games in the Premier League this season to prompt criticism of Klopp’s defence.
The Reds started the weekend in third place in the Premier League table and two points ahead of Tottenham in fifth spot.