We play a second consecutive home game next weekend when West Brom come to Anfield on Saturday evening.
It means we’re once again going to be faced with the task of breaking an extra stubborn defence (though at least it’ll be good practice to play two of the most defensively minded managers in quick succession!).
And while we all know about the problems we’re likely to encounter at one end of the pitch, it’s the other end that’s giving more cause for concern to our manager Jurgen Klopp.
He admits we’re still not great at defending set-pieces, and that could prove to be problematic against an aerial side like West Brom.
Pulis’ team have scored four goals from corners this season – the most in the league. They have also seen more than half of their league goals come from crosses into the box.
“The good news is it is not easy to outplay us, the bad news is, we don’t defend at 100% on set-pieces,” he said. “We need to be really concentrated. We can’t avoid the set-piece, we have to defend them really well.
“They are physical and strong, we know about this, and as long as we have the ball, they cannot do something else – they have to defend us.
“It’s really important we find solutions for their formation, so maybe a few games we have played up to now is a good education for this game.
“All what we did for the start of pre-season is for games like this, so hopefully we can show we are taking a big step in the right direction.” (Echo).
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