Liverpool consolidated their third place position in the English Premier League on Saturday with a hard fought victory away to Stoke City.
After going behind to a Jonathan Walters header in the 44th minute, it looked like it could be another disappointing result in the Premier League for Jurgen Klopp after they were held by Bournmouth at Anfield mid-week.
However, a second half resurgence saw them come through another test, winning 2-1, to put them 9 points clear of fifth and sixth in the table.
With just six games remaining for the Reds and a fairly kind run-in, a top four position is within their grasp, even though both Arsenal and Manchester United have three games in hand on the Anfield outfit.
If they are to make it into the UEFA Champions League qualifying positions though, they need to improve in one key area, as this stat from Squawka shows.
Liverpool have now kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games.
Needs addressing. pic.twitter.com/KvZmz6R32e
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 8, 2017
That clean sheet did come against an impressive Tottenham Hotspur side, but the stat is a damning indictment of Jurgen Klopp’s leaky defence this season.
Can the Anfield boss shore up the key deficiency in the team or will their attacking players have to put in double shifts in order to see them over the top four finishing line?