Solving defensive issues
Liverpool’s defensive woes cost them the title last term. Had they had Manchester City’s backline, chances are the Reds would have ended the 24-year wait for the big prize. But with 50 goals conceded, Brendan Rodgers’ men trailed their Sky Blue adversaries by just two points.
Since then the club have invested heavily in the backline, with Dejan Lovren the major buy. The Croatian has been tasked with commanding their rearguard and, bar a few wobbly moments, he’s done a good job. Alberto Moreno also looks to be a good purchase, while Javier Manquillo could replace Glen Johnson on a long-term basis. Rating: 6/10