John Aldridge is not happy with Liverpool's performance in this area

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Set-pieces seem to be something that needs improving on, according to Aldridge.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes his old side needs to practice set-pieces more, suggesting they have become less of a threat from such situations. 

Only Danny Ings and Martin Skrtel have managed to score goals on the back of set-pieces so far this season as mostly they have ended in disappointment.

When corners and free-kicks have failed to beat the first man, Liverpool fans have become increasingly frustrated and there seems to be several wasted opportunities.

Aldridge has taken issue with the amount of players that seem to taking set-pieces, and there seems to be no one player who regularly takes corners or free-kicks.

He wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "The situation with Liverpool corners and set-pieces in general has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.

"If you talk to the stats people they tell you that something like 35% or 36% of goals are scored from set-pieces, it’s a huge part of the game. I reckon in terms of goals conceded our rate is probably even higher than that.

"Yet from our own corners, we don’t look like we even know what we’re doing.

"We need to be practising them every day, even if it’s something as simple as a near-post flick on – just do something that we might actually get a goal from.

"Dejan Lovren looks like the only one who could get on the end of things but he hasn’t matched it with actual finishes."

It is frustrating watching Liverpool at both ends of the field with their set-pieces as they have also look vulnerable defensively, which can be sorted out with organisation, and doing their homework on their opponents.

Given the amount of times the Reds deliver a set-piece that struggles to get past the near post, the occasions there isn't a single individual running across the near post is actually quite staggering. 

Liverpool have a decent aerial threat in both of their centre-backs, whoever plays, along with Christian Benteke and Emre Can if required, so a good dead ball delivery is essential.

Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Jordon Ibe, Alberto Moreno, James Milner and Philippe Coutinho have all taken their fair share of set-pieces but none of them really impress or take them regularly. As a result their range always looks constantly off.

Regular takers and different moves from set-pieces may be required to revive their fortunes in this particular area.

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