Ian Wright warns Jurgen Klopp about ‘massive’ Liverpool headache

The Arsenal legend admits Liverpool's defensive situation is very worrying

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has described Liverpool’s defence as a “massive, massive worry” for Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds made a strong start to the season after earning seven points from their opening three games.

However, Liverpool have lost ground on their title rivals over the past month following a disappointing run in the Premier League.

The Merseyside outfit managed to win one of their last seven games as defensive issues continue to plague Klopp’s men.

Liverpool have conceded 12 times in seven outings in the Premier League, while the Reds have shipped seven goals in four Champions League fixtures.

Klopp failed to sign Virgil van Dijk in the summer transfer window despite Liverpool making a number of attempts to lure the Netherlands international to Anfield.

Southampton refused to entertain Liverpool’s interest in the 26-year-old and Liverpool were left without a top-class centre-half signing.

Former Arsenal striker Wright admitted that Klopp has reason to be seriously concerned with his defence following their sub-standard performances.

“Even with Brendan Rodgers they had problems with defence,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“If you tighten up, you will start scoring goals at the other end. It’s a massive, massive worry for them.”

Liverpool have never won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds signed four players in the summer transfer window but Hull City left back Andy Robertson was the only defensive signing.

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