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Even Van Dijk couldn't solve Liverpool's defensive issues, says Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool were on the receiving end of a 5-0 hammering off Manchester City last weekend and failed to see out the lead against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"A lot of times when good teams play each other, the games are kind of boring, but this game was the opposite".

However, the Reds boss insists Mignolet is still considered as his first choice goalkeeper and confirmed the 29-year-old Belgian global will return between the sticks for the visit of Burnley tomorrow.

Clarets were awful on the road last season and collected a total of four points from their away games.

Roy Keane has hit out at Liverpool following their 2-2 draw with Sevilla in their first Champions League game of the season, claiming that Europe's elite clubs will be laughing at them.

Paying for their wastefulness in front of the net, Liverpool threw away two points in their Champions League curtain raiser as Sevilla scored with both of their attempts on target to scrape at draw at Anfield.


Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah turned the games on its head with first-half goals before the Brazil forward missed a penalty which would prove costly.

"I still think we could have strengthened, without a doubt", Thompson told Sky Sports earlier this week. For the second consecutive game, they have leaked more goals than what they should have - 2 goals vs xG of 1.32. Some of the attacking displays under Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp have been nothing short of breath taking, although the Reds' defensive displays have often been breath taking for quite the opposite reasons.

"We know we have to improve on this", the manager said.

"That's something I have to consider when I think about the lineup, we need freshness in mind and in legs. Then probably the bench thought I was responsible for the red card and so they didn't like me too much but it's not a problem".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Philippe Coutinho has "trained outstandingly" this week and is in line for his first start of the season on Saturday.

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