LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren looks dejected as Real Madrid CF score the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Carragher and Neville analyse Dejan Lovren and Liverpool’s defensive issues

The ever-excellent Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football saw Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville analyse the performance of Dejan Lovren and Liverpool’s defence in general.
Carragher highlighted the £20 million Croat’s positional mistakes, looking back at errors from earlier in the season against Man City and how he fails to move over to his left-back, often caught looking the wrong way and adopting a poor body position.

It’s something Carragher says is simple to coach; to have Lovren move over to close off the space – the space that Antonio Valencia so often exposed on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Carragher also showed how it’s something Lovren was doing last season at Southampton too, but said it’s something he thinks can be fixed “easily”.

Neville though went on to discuss the problems with Liverpool’s defence in general, going back to last season and the poor positioning between centre-backs and full-backs.

“There really is a big problem when it comes to the back four, working together, working in unison,” surmises Neville.