Liverpool should learn from Leicester’s defence, says Alan Hansen

The Reds have struggled defensively again this season.

Liverpool should look to learn from Leicester City’s defensive strength this season, former defender Alan Hansen has told the Mirror.

The Reds have once again struggled this season, with both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp failing to organise their current defensive crop into a formidable unit.

In contrast, the Foxes have been highly impressive, with unlikely duo Robert Huth and Wes Morgan proving to be one of the toughest in the league, having only conceded one more goal that Manchester City’s expensive back four.

And Hansen has urged his former club to copy that model as they eye success themselves.

“You look at Leicester – top of the Premier League, five points clear and of course their strikers have been exceptional,” he told the Mirror.

“But the combination of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth at the back has been a revelation and that has given them a basis to challenge for the title.”

“They are a model for Liverpool – that stable core at the back is what they need – but who is going to forge that partnership? I've not seen any obvious solution yet.”

With the defence having struggled again this season, it seems that will be one of the areas that Klopp will look to improve in the summer.

Many are expecting a major overhaul of the squad in the summer transfer window, and with the current crop failing to impress, many would expect at least one centre half arriving at Anfield.

Who that may be remains to be seen, and for now this Liverpool defence are very much fighting for their future under Klopp.

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