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Gary Neville highlights how Liverpool can improve defensively

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says work on the training ground and videos can help Liverpool's back four address their frailties.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has outlined how Liverpool can improve their defensive frailties after last night's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool have a very different looking back line this season after manager Brendan Rodgers made signings in order to address a leaky defence that conceded 50 Premier League goals last season.

Javier Manquillo, Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno were all signed in the summer, with Lovren and Moreno occupying the left side of Liverpool's defence during the defeat to City - with both players coming for some criticism following the defeat. 

Despite the defensive deficiencies compared to their opponents Neville said it could be rectified on the training ground and more time spent playing together.

He said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football coverage: “It’s down to training and I suppose you could argue that City’s back four have played together for six months and Brendan Rodgers has got a new back four.

“It’s obvious and it’s a good thing for Liverpool that the problems are there and you can see them. Tonight, generally the problems were between Moreno and Lovren.

“Last week, you saw space develop between Skrtel and Lovren. These are things that are very easily rectified by video work, work on the training pitch and getting used to each other.”

Neville seems to think a lot of the defensive problems are more down to the positioning of individuals.

It doesn't seem to be a quick fix, and its perhaps unsurprising that a side of Manchester City's firepower and quality exposed Liverpool's weakness but given time and work, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to make his side more solid at the back.

The first 40 minutes of Liverpool's display last night showed some signs of more solidity but they may be alarmed at the errors that followed as City ran away with the game.

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