Klopp: Signings not the answer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the defensive weakness which cost his side three points against Sevilla cannot be solved by one person.

The Reds opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night, although a series of defensive errors coupled with a missed penalty from Roberto Firmino  gifted the Spanish club a crucial point at Anfield.

Liverpool were heavily linked with Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk throughout the summer, although Klopp was eventually forced to abandon a move for the Netherlands international after the Saints accused the Reds of making an illegal approach for the player.

Klopp, however, refused to blame Liverpool's early season defensive woes on the club's failure to sign Van Dijk. -I know you are always looking for this thing - the defence was always something being talked about: 'We didn't sign this or that. 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, Klopp said.

The Reds will be hosting Burnley at Anfield on Saturday.

 

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