BY Sduduzo Masuku
There is only one formula in winning a football match and to winning trophies as well. It is simple but very difficult for many managers to apply.
The solution is to strike a balance between the goals that you score and the goals that you concede. For Liverpool that balance is still lacking and until the club strikes that balance, there will not be any form of trophy heading the direction of the Merseyside club.
One of the articles I wrote earlier this summer transfer window was stressing about Liverpool’s decision to break the bank for an attacking player while defensive problems are nowhere near resolution.
Instead of pursuing a world class defender that will bring in authority that lacks in that defensive, the club went on to recruit an attacking player.
Do not get me wrong, the quality they got from their new signing Mohammed Salah is enormous, but this game is about priorities if you are to win some form of trophies.
It would have been much better to first priorities on a commanding defender like Virgil van Dijk which they have been chasing for sometime now without any success.
Salah could have been added later on given the attacking firepower the club already have. The defence really needs to be sorted out, otherwise it could be the case of dejavu.
Already it has been a long time without a trophy in their cabinet, Jurgen Klopp has been brought to change that. However, at the moment he does not seem to realise the main problem.