16 Sept 2016

Weakest Link? Chelsea Legend slates 'brilliant' €23m Liverpool star and urges Conte to 'expose' Klopp's defenders

The new season may only four games old, but a familiar pattern is already emerging: exciting attacking play, replete with defensive mistakes and/or suspect defensive play. As fans will no doubt remember, a catastrophic defensive error against Chelsea basically cost Liverpool the title a few years ago, and Chelsea legend Tommy Langley insists that Antonio Conte's team can 'expose' LFC's defensive frailties yet again in tomorrow's game at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking the CFC TV channel this week, Langley admitted that Liverpool's attacking player can 'hurt' Chelsea, but insisted:

"At the back, I think you can get past their defenders, I think you can expose their centre-backs and I don't fancy the goalkeeper."

Most teams who come up against Liverpool will probably have the same view: beware the club's attacking players, but the defensive unit is fair game, and Mignolet is often the weakest link.

Lucas Leiva's glaring error aside, Liverpool were defensively solid against Leicester, and with Dejan Lovren nailed on to replace Lucas tomorrow, the Reds should (in theory) be well equipped to deal with Chelsea's attacking threat.

As for the allegedly 'brilliant' Mignolet - he also had a good game against Leicester, but like Moreno, he is prone to unforced errors, and according to ex-Red Chris Kirkland, it's time to throw Loris Karius into the mix:

“If he [Karius] has been brought in as No.1 and he’s training, then throw him in [against Chelsea]. The best thing to do is to get out there and play.”

* €23m-rated (CIES Football Observatory).


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