No matter how much we like to think VVD would have been the answer to all our problems, it really wouldn't have been. He'd have been a vast improvement for sure but until we replace that complete and utter clown in goal we will always ship goals no matter how good our defence is.
We've signed Robertson who looks quite tidy, certainly looks an upgrade on Moreno and Milner but he seems to be way down the pecking order for some reason.
Look at under Rafa when we had Pepe in goal and we had 3 class CB's in Carra, Hyypia and Agger. One of the main things they had in common aside from actually being capable of defending was that them 3 and Reina were all vocal and had leadership about them. Somebody dropped out of position or was sloppy and they'd soon let them know about it. When we concede a goal Migs and whoever is playing in defence all look like they are wanting to hide away in a corner, that includes Matip!
Can't remember who it was out of Matip and Lovren but one of them said the CBs spend the whole game talking German to each other, we've got Moreno who's been at he club 3/4 years now but can barely speak a word of English. There is just never any proper communication going on within our defence and it's been like this for years now. It's like the keeper, RB, CB and LB are all playing a different game to one another. Nobody has the bollocks to take charge. When we let in a goal or nearly let in a goal, the look on their faces is instantly like they don't care because of the threat of our attack to other teams. The fact Migs picked the ball out his net 7 times from about 10/11 attempts against City is abysmal but that's standard with him, let in what is it, 11 goals in 4/5 games this season?
Klopp is on his 3rd season now, it's about time he got a grip on that defence, he's doing a lot of talking about how it should have been done but I don't see any improvement because the same things keep happening. Needs to stop wasting money on the likes of Ox and actually improve the areas of the team that really need it.