We’ll cut to the chase: In seven matches this season, against a variety of opposition, we’ve conceded 13 goals.
That’s one goal off two a game, meaning that on average, we need to score three goals to guarantee a win.
Obviously, the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City makes the total appear worse, but the fact remains: we’ve conceded 13 in seven.
And it’s not just like quality teams are doing it to us: Watford bagged three, Hoffenheim and Sevilla two.
It’s utterly boring writing about it, but the decision not to purchase a top line central defender is looking increasingly bizarre.
Why Jurgen Klopp thinks Virgil van Dijk is the only player in the world who would improve our backline is nonsensical.
He was unavailable. Completely unavailable following our apology for tapping him up. Yet the likes of Koulibaly and Boateng were not targeted.
Dejan Lovren isn’t good enough. Ragnar Klavan isn’t good enough. Joe Gomez is 20-years-old. Joel Matip is decent, but isn’t immune to mistakes himself.
Liverpool’s defending under Klopp is increasingly becoming an elephant in the room we should no longer ignore.