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Rosenior: Mignolet to blame for Liverpool's defensive issues not Lovren

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool walks off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Leroy Rosenior explains why it is Simon Mignolet and not Dejan Lovren who is truly to blame for Liverpool's issues at the back.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool walks off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.Dejan Lovren walks off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Leroy Rosenior believes that Simon Mignolet is the one at fault for Liverpool's recent run of defensive errors and not Dejan Lovren.

Lovren was substituted after just 31 minutes during the Reds' 4-1 Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur having made mistakes for the first two goals.

Yet former striker Rosenior thinks that it is issues with the goalkeeper that is causing problems throughout the back line.

Harry Kane of Spurs scores the fourth goal and his second of the game past Simon Mignolet during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on...Harry Kane of Spurs scores the fourth goal and his second of the game past Simon Mignolet during the Premier League match against Liverpool.

"Their goalkeeper is such a nervous wreck, if I was playing in front of him I'd be a nervous wreck as well," the 53-year-old said on the Totally Football Show.

"I think it all comes from Mignolet because you don't know what you're going to get out of him and it brings an indecisiveness to the centre halves in front of him and the back four."

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London,...Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, gives his team instructions during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Jurgen Klopp has been criticised for using Lovren as a scapegoat during the loss to Spurs, but in truth this calamity at the back was not a one off and has been the case on several occasions since the German became manager at Anfield in October 2015.

Only five other teams have conceded more goals than the Merseysiders in the English top tier this season and four of them make up the bottom five.

Klopp's men are down in ninth position with a negative goal difference and after nine matches are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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