Solution to defensive woes not in new signings- Klopp

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe that the solution to his side’s defensive problems lies in signing a world-class defenders.

Sevilla’s French forward Wissam Ben Yedder (C) vies with Liverpool’s Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Liverpool’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on September 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

Poor defending saw Liverpool give up a 2-1 lead against Sevilla even after dominating proceedings in their opening Champions League group game at Anfield on Tuesday.

Wissam Ben Yedder put Sevilla ahead after Dejan Lovren failed to clear his lines and then Joaquin Correa capitalised to earn a share of the points in the second half after goals from Firmino and Mohamed Salah had given the hosts a 2-1 lead.

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Klopp’s side have also had some forgettable defending moments in the premier league the latest being a 5-0 drubbing by Manchester City this season, but he insists adding an extra player will not do the magic.

“I know you are always looking for this thing – the defence was always something being talked about. ‘We didn’t sign this or that’,” he told a news conference.

“If these problems could be solved by one player, you can imagine we would have put all our money into it and say: ‘Let’s do this’.

“It is about being dominant and losing a bit of a grip on the game in all the defensive moments. There is space for improvement. We need to learn to be dominant and not give easy goals.

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“It is not a general defending problem but we have to improve 100 per cent.”

Next up for Liverpool is a home game against Burnley in the premier league

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