Liverpool took their revenge against Manchester City on Sunday by registering a famous win at Anfield but given the way they defended in the last 15 minutes or so, the result could have been very different.
After taking a comfortable 4-1 lead in the game on 68 minutes, the Reds came close to dropping another two crucial points with the visitors scoring 2 late goals in the game.
And midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has stressed that Liverpool need to learn to avoid such situations if they are to compete for the title.
Wijnaldum, who was one of the many outstanding performers for Liverpool on Sunday against City, insists that the Reds have to device a way to shut down games more often in order to close the gap on the league leaders.
“That’s the reality and you have to accept it,” the Dutchman said (via the Independent).
“They did it much better in some games. There were some games difficult for them but they still scored and killed the game. That is something we didn’t do.
“Even today we still give them a chance to come back. That is the biggest thing we have to change if we want to compete with teams like City.”
Notably, Liverpool have lost just two league games this season but they have dropped 16 points through draws.
While scoring goals doesn’t seem to be an issue at all for Klopp’s men, our tendency to concede late has been hurting us for some time now.
In fact, Liverpool have let in 18 goals in second halves out of the total 28 they have conceded so far this season.
Klopp has somewhat tried to address the problem by bringing in Virgil van Dijk this month but the goalkeeping department still remains a big weakness at the back.
Both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have failed to impress in goal since the last season and according to James Pearce of the Echo, Klopp will enter the market for a new glovesman in the summer.
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