Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool's defeat to Burnley

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has insisted that his former club have a major problem in defence. 

Jurgen Klopp's side have conceded five goals in their opening two Premier League games this season and were on the wrong side of a 2-0 scoreline against new boys Burnley on Saturday. 

Burnley, who only had 19% of possession against the Merseyside outfit, caused Klopp's side a number of problems when on the attack. 


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With the transfer window approaching its final stages, it's far from certain as to whether the Liverpool hierarchy will add to their back line. 

It's fair to say, though, that Carragher would like to see Klopp and co. make another defensive signing in the next week or so. 

Liverpool problem 

The defence is a big problem," Carragher told Sky Sports. "It was a big problem under Brendan Rodgers and it doesn't look like it has been rectified.

"Klopp's had a summer now and looked at where he needs to strengthen but the big-money buys have been at the other end of the pitch.

"Don't forget Liverpool still conceded three goals last weekend. Defensively again they were poor.

"It was a different kind of defending as well for long spells of the game they didn't really have to defend too much within the game. There were a lot of counter-attacks and plenty of possession, maybe the opposite of last week and they couldn't deal with it."

Double trouble 

"Gray had Ragner Klaven and Dejan Lovren every time he went into the channels," the former Liverpool defender added. "Every time the ball went down the sides he was causing them problems and the killer goal is the second because it makes it very difficult against a team like Burnley, who are so good defensively."

Carragher has also highlighted the club's major concern in midfield, claiming that Jordan Henderson should not be sitting in the position in front of the back four. 

He continued: "It still looks like they are lacking defensively and even in the holding midfield position.

"Jordan Henderson is not a defensive midfield player and Emre Can is the only one in the squad that does play there because it looks like Lucas is surplus to requirements.

"You can talk about left-back as well because James Milner played there at Burnley. They are still short. Whether they go into the market again with the Benteke money between now and August 31 remains to be seen."

With a tricky test against north London outfit Tottenham on the horizon, Klopp's side will have to improve sooner rather than later in their pursuit of success. 

Do you think Liverpool will sign another defender in this transfer window? Have your say below! 

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