Klopp says he is not happy with Liverpool conceding early goals

Liverpool have conceded a number of early goals this season.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side must eradicate their weakness of conceding early goals after going behind early on in three of his matches in charge to date, the Daily Mail report.

Since the popular German coach took charge of the Reds, there has been a surge of optimism spreading around Anfield, and results on their travels in particular have been utterly outstanding.

However, it has not exactly been plain-sailing for the Merseyside outfit and they’ve had to come from behind in their recent victories over Chelsea and, indeed, lost to Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Klopp says that conceding early goals is a potential problem for his side, and one which must be eradicated.

“It is not allowed to start the game as we did at Southampton and against Chelsea and against Crystal Palace (conceding early goals),” Klopp explained.

“I told the lads you can ignore it, if you do it twice we have to talk about it and if you do it three times you have to change it immediately and we have done it three times.”

“Our form is okay until now but I think it is not allowed - it is not even the middle of the season - to think about how it was until now. That is not important because we have done what we had to do.”

In spite of their apparent vulnerability at the start of matches, a vast improvement in results has seen Liverpool surge up the table and to within touching distance of the top four.

The Reds face Newcastle United on Sunday knowing a victory will move them within three points of Manchester City, who started the weekend as Premier League leaders.

Newcastle have been in poor form of late and have the worst defence in the league, factors which should play into Liverpool’s hands as they seek another victory on the road.

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