The defending champions were put to the sword in spectacular style during their most recent outing.

Alarming defensive flaws were exposed by a buoyant Villa side, with the likes of Ollie Watkins, Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish running riot.

It is not the first time this season that Jurgen Klopp’s side have looked vulnerable in defence, with questions being asked of a system that favours a risky high line approach.

Tweaks may be made on the back of a remarkable reversal in the West Midlands that saw Liverpool swept aside by a team that only just scraped clear of the relegation zone in 2019-20.

Klopp has shown in the past that he is capable of fixing any supposed faults in his ranks, with his Reds side becoming a dominant force as a result.

Owen believes any issues will be addressed during the international break, allowing Liverpool to bounce back stronger.

A Merseyside derby date with high-flying Everton is next up for them, with a short trip to Goodison Park set to be made on October 17.

Virgil van Dijk, who endured an evening to forget against Villa, has already stated that focus is now fixed on the Toffees. Continue reading

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