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Liverpool go back to basics

Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool’s recent poor defending is something that can be fixed.

The Reds have conceded 14 goals in nine games across all competitions this season and have kept just two clean sheets.

Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Brighton highlighted the defensive problems but the boss believes it’s only temporary.

“When you spot a problem and think you have the solution, you expect it to be instant. That’s never the case in football,” Klopp said during his pre-Rangers press conference. “We’ve conceded similar goals now, they have gone through the same gaps.

“When the timing in our defending isn’t perfect we’re too open. So yes, we have to be more compact.

“Defending is an art and it worked for us really well for a long time but with it not working, you realise you have to go back to the basics.

“We can’t always start anew. If we can help the boys with ways to defend differently, we have to do that.”

Klopp will be hoping for a better performance on Tuesday night when Liverpool host Rangers in the Champions League at Anfield.

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