Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho insists that the whole team are responsible for the high number of goals conceded this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has only won three games in total and have let in 16 goals across their opening nine league fixtures, which makes this season as the highest amount of goals the club have conceded after nine top-flight games since the 1964/65 season.
Tottenham were the latest opponent that showed Liverpool’s poor defence as well as their game against Manchester City last month where they got hammered by a 5-0 defeat.
Coutinho insisted that the result of the team’s poor defence must be shared by everyone.
“It’s not just about the defence, it’s about the whole team,” he said.
“The first goal started out wide when everyone was involved in defending, not just the wingers or full-backs.
“We have to improve this as quickly as possible in order to win games.
“In more difficult games, like the Tottenham match, that’s what decides results. It’s those challenges that can make the difference so you have to be more attentive.
“I think they were goals that could have been avoided – they ended up being silly goals.
“To concede in the first four minutes unsettled us all, then the next goal came after 12 minutes. It’s really hard against a strong team when you start like that.
“I think what we have to do is work hard at dead-ball situations and on balls from the flanks.”