What was the biggest regret after we beat West Brom 2-1 yesterday?
In a nutshell, the fact we conceded from a set-piece. Again.
It’s something that’s dogged us for the last few years, and even though our in-game defending is evidently considerably better than it was this time last year, we still concede far too many from dead balls.
Admittedly, West Brom’s goal had an element of luck, and there is even a case to say it should have been disallowed for offside (the other WBA players were in Karius’ line of sight, and thus “interfering”) — but the bottom line is that a set piece could have easily ended up in us throwing away all three points.
Klopp says we shouldn’t worry, however. He has vowed to keep working on the issue on the training ground.
“In general I would like to have it that nobody can score against us but the first thing we have to do is not let them create. That’s difficult against us because we defend as a team quite well,” he said (Echo).
“Set-pieces, we already improved and we will work on it.”
Should we be worried or will we eventually manage to eradicate the curse? If only Sami Hyypia was ten years younger!