Paul Merson has revealed that he thinks that Liverpool’s goalkeeping problems could hinder their chances of achieving success in the Champions League this season.
The Reds take on Porto in the last 16 of Europe’s Premier club competition and will be the favourites to prevail over the two-legged tie.
The Reds have been fantastic in attack this season, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all in good form.
Their defence, however, has not exactly been impressive and the 28 goals which they have conceded in the Premier League is the reason why they are not title contenders this season.
Both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have also been unconvincing in goal during the opportunities given to them and Merson believes that the Reds goalkeeping department is an area of concern.
He said: “Liverpool can’t win the Champions League in a month of Sundays. They just can’t defend. Look at Sunday, 4-1 up and there’s still drama in the last five minutes! The players going forward for them do cover up the cracks at the back. And you go through any champions, World Cup, Premier League, European Championships, European Cups, tell me a team that has won anything without a good, in-form goalkeeper?”