Liverpool have endured a difficult start to 2017, having won just one of their six matches in all competitions.
League Two outfit Plymouth were kept out in both FA Cup ties, but the Reds have shipped in seven goals in their four games with Sunderland, United, Southampton and Swansea.
Jurgen Klopp’s defence has been criticised this season for conceding too many goals with Liverpool targeting the Premier League title.
And even since swapping Loris Karius for Simon Mignolet in between the sticks, problems have continued to mount.
Jurgen Klopp held heart-to-heart talks this week with his Liverpool players
However, the Reds boss believes Jose Mourinho’s United in their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford have been alone this year in posing a continued threat to Liverpool throughout a match.
But with goals still going in, Klopp has held heart-to-heart talks with his players this week.
“It was because the goals we have conceded in 2017 have been a little bit of the same story,” Klopp said on the reason for his meeting.
Manchester United had nine shots and three on target against Liverpool at Old Trafford
Manchester United had a few, but I think that’s the nature of the thing. But usually, opponents don’t create a lot and still score
“The influence of throw-ins is a little bit too big on the goals we concede.
“It’s not that teams create a lot of chances against us. That’s still a good sign.
“Okay, Manchester United had a few, but I think that’s the nature of the thing. But usually, opponents don’t create a lot and still score.
“A few weeks ago, everybody spoke about the goalkeeper. That has absolutely no influence on the goals we’re conceding at the moment. We can’t say it’s only the centre-halves.
Jurgen Klopp said keeper Simon Mignolet hasn't been the reason for Liverpool's goals conceded
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“Very often, the last mistake happens in this region, but that would be too easy. So we spoke about this and a few other things.”
Liverpool must stop Southampton from finding the net against them tomorrow when they visit Anfield for their EFL Cup semi-final second leg (7.45pm).
The Reds are behind 1-0 on aggregate but centre-half Joel Matip could return to the starting XI having come on late in their 3-2 defeat to Swansea.