Rio Ferdinand names one area where Liverpool FC need to improve (not defending)

The Man United legend urges Liverpool FC to be more clinical in front of goal ahed of the visit of the Red Devils at Anfield next weekend

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has warned Jurgen Klopp that his Liverpool team need to be much more clinical.

The Reds managed to record one win in seven outings in September to prompt a slump in both the Champions League and the Premier League.

Liverpool were impressive 4-0 winners against Arsenal at the end of August but lost 5-0 to Manchester City following the Premier League’s return after the international break.

Klopp’s side produced dominant performances against Burnley and Newcastle United but were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw on both occasions to leave them in seventh place in the Premier League.

The Merseyside squandered a 2-1 lead against Sevilla to draw 2-2 with the Spanish side despite a flurry of chances either side of half-time at Anfield.

Liverpool produced a similar performance in Russia last week as the Reds managed to score one of their 16 shots on goal to settle for a 1-1 stalemate with Spartak Moscow.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand warned Liverpool that it was imperative to take their chances at the top level with silverware on the line.

“You’ve got to finish teams off at this level,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“If you don’t, teams will get an opportunity and score.”

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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