Watch Jamie Carragher SHUT DOWN Jamie Redknapp over Liverpool defence

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Liverpool drew 3-3 in their opening Premier League game against Watford yesterday, conceding two goals from set pieces. Carragher argued that it was something the team need to work on collectively, Redknapp reckoned that Virgil van Dijk would help shore up their leaky defence.

Southampton defender Van Dijk has been linked with a move to the Reds throughout the summer and handed in a transfer request at St. Mary's on Monday. You think, 'what are your weaknesses?' - set-pieces, getting done on the counter-attack.

"The more we get used to Klopp he's not someone always going to look at the cheque book", the Reds legend said on Sky Sports.

Speaking afterwards in the Sky Sports studio, Jamie Redknapp repeatedly stated that the much vaunted signing of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk would improve matters, leaving his colleague Jamie Carragher exasperated to say the least. Everyone has got their own individual job.

It takes their tally to 27 goals conceded from set-pieces during Jurgen Klopp's reign - the most racked up by any of the top-six during that period. No matter which defenders they buy or how much they cost - it won't make a difference.

Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham United, Hull City, AFC Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea: these are all teams that came to Old Trafford last season and somehow left with a point, despite being dominated all game.

But once again Carragher disagreed, he said: "If Van Dijk was playing instead of Lovren or Matip - he would have been in one of their positions".

Carragher voiced his concerns after the game, but Gary Neville couldn't help but aim a dig at the former Liverpool defender on Twitter shortly after Watford's equaliser.

'They play so high and wide that they have a centre-back exposed there all the time. Watford should've been one-nil up before the corner, nothing changes.

"I don't like the fact he's giving him the chance on the back of pre-season, he knows the players, he's had him for 18 months". If you want to win the Premier League, you've got to be conceding 30-35 goals.

'It's not rocket science how Liverpool concede goals, set-pieces and counter attacks.

Saturday's draw certainly proved that, for all of Liverpool's quality going forward, they are still weak at the back, and despite Carragher's pleas, signing Van Dijk is of paramount importance.



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