Rodgers reveals the key area Liverpool worked on after Aston Villa loss

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The Reds boss says his side have discussed how to address their faults during training this week.

It does not take a rocket scientist to work out Liverpool's weak point.

For as long as Brendan Rodgers has been at the club, it seems, that weak point has been their back four, with an abundance of attacking riches usually seeing them through games.

So far this season, however, Liverpool's attack is yet to click, which has put more emphasis on the quality of their defending.

Against Aston Villa last weekend, Rodgers' side were exposed for their inability to defend set-pieces.

That, though, is an area Liverpool have worked on since the 1-0 defeat, their manager has revealed.

“I don’t think Aston Villa targeted us with set-pieces. We just didn’t defend them well enough. I thought we brought the nerves on ourselves at corners,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“So we have talked about getting organised quickly in the game, and doing your job - making sure your marker doesn’t get in front of you.

“So these are the things that we have spoken about. I don’t think they particularly highlight us, it’s just the nature of the game. The ball goes out, it’s a corner. The ball comes into the box, we defend it. At times we didn’t defend it well enough.”

The Anfield side face West Ham United at Upton Park later today, where Northern Irishman Rodgers will hope they can register their third win of the Premier League campaign.

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