Liverpool have been inconsistent at the back.
Liverpool have been inconsistent at the back..

Liverpool should sort out their defensive issues

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Liverpool have been too inconsistent to take the Premier League title back to Anfield for the first time, but if they settle into a consistent, steady winning run, they have every chance.

Liverpool’s season has been typified by their last four games. Firstly, they outclassed Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby before dropping two points at West Brom, then they got the result of the season with a superb 5-1 victory over Arsenal and topping that off by scraping past rock-bottom side Fulham.

These up down results could cost them their best chance at a title in years and Brendan Rogers must sort it out.

A defining factor in these games has been the defence. During the two great wins they were indestructible, but against West Brom and Fulham they made some shocking errors.

Liverpool’s attack this year has obviously been tremendous, SAS have destroyed a number of oppositions and with the support of Raheem Sterling’s pace and Philippe Coutinho’s invention, they will continue to do so.

The Reds' midfield has been very solid too, with Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva dominating the centre of the park. That doubt remains, though, over the Reds' backline. While youngster Jon Flanagan has been the turn up of the season, new signings Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho have disappointed.

Liverpool’s defensive frailties so far have been covered up by the magnificent attack, but going into the later stages that may not carry on.

To conclude, there is a possibility that even with the lack of solid defence, the title may go back to Anfield, but they would be better off sorting it out, before it costs them dearly.

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