Danny Murphy names his one concern about the Liverpool FC squad

Danny Murphy admits that Dejan Lovren is a potential weak link in the Liverpool FC side this season

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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Danny Murphy has admitted that he feels that Dejan Lovren is a potential weak link in the Liverpool FC squad this season.

The Reds have made a solid start to the new campaign and they have notched up back to back victories over Crystal Palace and West Ham United in their opening two games to leave them second in the table.

Liverpool FC were busy in the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp brought in Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker to bolster his squad ahead of the new campaign.

Lovren earned lots of praise for his solid performances at the World Cup in Russia this summer as he helped Croatia to reach the final against France.

However, former Liverpool FC midfielder Murphy has expressed his doubts about whether Lovren will be able to replicate his international form for the Reds this season.

Speaking in an interview with bwin, Murphy said: “I think Liverpool had an incredible transfer window to close the gap on Manchester City and overtake their rivals.

“They spotted areas to improve and they broke the bank to sign world-class players rather than looking for quick fixes. [Naby] Keita and Fabinho will prove to be very good signings for Liverpool.

“They added some steel and guile to the midfield. [Xherdan] Shaqiri was also an important signing to give the squad some depth and he’ll be an interesting option on the bench.

“They’ve added a world-class goalkeeper in Alisson that they’ve been needing for years.

“The only area I can see that needs significant improvement is the central defensive partner for [Virgil] van Dijk because I’m not sure if [Dejan] Lovren can maintain his World Cup form.”

Liverpool FC will look to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League on Saturday when they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield.

The Reds are still looking to win their first trophy since Klopp’s appointment at Anfield back in 2015.

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