David James on Liverpool’s goal drought and injuries

Friday22 January 2021 | 17:10
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The ex-Reds stopper believes the team’s lack of goals is due to the absence of sharpness among Klopp’s men.




David James

, insists that the team’s injury crisis in their defense-line is to blame for the Reds goal drought as Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to score in any of their last four games while going winless for five consecutive games.

James told



“Confidence seems to be an issue, and things are obviously not particularly great at the moment.”

“I think one of the big problems for Liverpool is, because they have lost so many defenders, you have to ask the question whether in training Liverpool are getting the quality of defending against those strikers.”

“Therefore, when you come into a real match you end up against top-drawer, well-drilled defenders who are not allowing you to do what you’re doing in training, you struggle.”

Later James commented on


players’ performance in their 1-0 win over Liverpool while admitting that the Reds are still on the right path despite their recent struggles.

“Nick Pope had a great game, Karl Darlow had a great game against Liverpool for Newcastle and Sam Johnstone had a great game for West Brom. From a goalkeeper’s perspective, when your goalie is doing so well in stopping the goals, it’s not the strikers’ fault,”

he added.

“Any of those shots go in, then we’re not talking about Liverpool in a dilemma situation.”

“In their last three games, Burnley have drawn two of them at Anfield; so it wasn’t so much of a surprise as they’ve been a bit of a thorn for Liverpool.”

“You know what you’re going to get from Burnley, and if Liverpool won that game 1-0 we’d all talk about it not being a classic win but just doing enough, and great teams do enough - that coin flips so easily - but this time Burnley were fantastic. They played the perfect game.”

source: SportMob