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Why are Liverpool yet to keep a clean sheet in 2019/20?

Owners of Liverpool defenders are becoming increasingly concerned with their defensive potential this season.

After keeping 21 clean sheets last season, Jurgen Klopp’s men are yet to record one in 2019/20.

Liverpool have already conceded to Norwich at Anfield as well as against Southampton in Gameweek 2.

With many Fantasy managers still doubled-up at the back for the Reds, we have taken another look at the data to see what we can learn.

The aim is to discover whether or not Liverpool have been unfortunate not to keep a clean sheet yet or if there are serious issues at the back for them.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those who have signed up for the 2019/20 season can access it in full.

How did Liverpool’s defence do in Gameweek 2?

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. MagnetBPS
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 17 hours ago

    A. Cantwell+Robbo+Laporte
    B. Martial+Zinchenko+AWB

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 17 hours ago

      B has more points it looks it

  2. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 17 hours ago

    A) Mount and 4.5 rotating defender
    B) Dendonker/Cantwell and Digne

    Reason I asked is I regrettably played my WC last night so now going all out! Team is

    Adrian
    Zinchenko Soyuncu Pieters Lundstram Kelly
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount Martial
    Kane Pukki

    Just unsure on whether defence is too weak.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        28 days, 17 hours ago

        Who is your second GK?

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 17 hours ago

          Button

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              28 days, 17 hours ago

              What you going to do once Allison is back?

              Your defence not going to last either and will be difficult to fix without WC.

              It is becoming quite clear that having Kane and 3 big hitters in midfield is like approaching a dead end.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                28 days, 17 hours ago

                using an ft to change adrian in like 6 weeks time is not a big deal

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    28 days, 17 hours ago

                    Using an FT to fix a Gk is one thing.

                    Needing another WC when you do not have one to fix your defence in 6 weeks is another thing.

                    1. AshtonJ
                      • 2 Years
                      28 days, 16 hours ago

                      Change Adrian to Ryan. You don’t need your defence to last weeks. You can upgrade it with 2/3 transfers every 2 weeks as required. Like it!

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 17 hours ago

            gotta downgrade somewhere to upgrade one of kelly/lundstram

            pieters not nailed, there are safer options

          3. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 17 hours ago

            Defence too weak

          4. CMJC
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            B

            1. CMJC
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              Better options than Pieters - not sure he’s nailed with Taylor back

          5. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 14 hours ago

            If on WC would much prefer a Liverpool defender cause of attacking returns and bonus points rather than relying on Adrian CS

          6. The Bad Seed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 2 hours ago

            the back 6 are weaksauce

        2. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 17 hours ago

          1 FT, 2.5 ITB

          Pope
          VvD Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu
          Zaha* KdB Salah Sigurdsson
          Jimenez* Wilson*
          Heaton Diop Stephens Greenwood

          A) Zaha -> Son
          B) Jimenez + Wilson -> Pukki + Kane (-4)
          C) Zaha + Jimenez/Wilson -> Martial/Pogba + Rashford (-4)

          Thoughts on these options? Thanks in advance

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 17 hours ago

            not a son fan, quite like c

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                28 days, 17 hours ago

                Do not triple up on UTD. DON'T.

                I would rather double up on their defence at this point but have mentioned before I would stay away from any of their assets, especially based on last season. Just my opinion though.

                If I had no other choices I would double on AWB and De Gea.

                1. cravencottage
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 17 hours ago

                  I agree with this advice. United look much better at the back than going forward.Only Pool and City are worth tripling up.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    28 days, 17 hours ago

                    lol its fine until they play liverpool/city

          2. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 16 hours ago

            Would you do Robbo, Wilson > Kelly, Kane?

            1. Will Grigg's on Fire
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              Same positing and I am not moving. Whatever it costs I will persist with these two guys. They have everything you need to explode one day (no matter of the price)

          3. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 16 hours ago

            Bit of a disappointing current rank of around 450k, and like 88 in country league. Thought I might manage a better start than that, but captaincy and punt options haven’t worked out so far.

            Trying not to knee jerk too much though (though my one transfer so far has been to jump on the Pukki train), and remembering one GW can change everything - managed to go 800k to under 50k in one week GW5 last season (mainly courtesy to faith in a certain flagged Ryan Fraser).

            How’s everyone else feeling so far?

            1. Jammydodger2018
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 15 hours ago

              I’m at 170k, it’s disappointing as I thought I had done well but you have to remember a lot of people have already triple captained

          4. primal33
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 16 hours ago

            Top 3 defenders to have for the next 5 gameweeks...go!

            1. Markus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              VVD, TAA, Robertson 😉

              Probably 1 of them, Laporte and AWB

          5. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 16 hours ago

            Robbo, Wilson > Kelly, Kane for free. Yay or nay?

          6. Alberto Tomba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 16 hours ago

            This article is taking the stat approach to explain the ministry of the bleeding obvious if you have watched any of Liverpool's three games so far - We look very very frail without the spine at the back that is Ali

          7. DavidKent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 15 hours ago

            Are either Maguire or AWB good value at 5.5?

          8. dullardandy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 7 hours ago

            I am absolutely confused and my inexperience is showing but do I need a severe surgery (wildcard)

            Ryan
            Robertson VVD Wan Bissaka Zinchenko
            Salah sterling Fraser Peres
            Rashford king

            Bench - dendockner, Kelly and greenwood

            5 of my 11 players look like are going through a bad patch. Need help.

          9. General_Zod
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 51 mins ago

            Wildcard button smashed.
            My team wasn't bad but the Lpool double up just didn't offer as much flexibility as I anticipated.

            320k OR
            A few mistakes with initial squad
            Didn't like the double Lpool def
            Cathcart over Lunny a mistake
            Pukki looks a threat
            AWB sweating BPS
            Wanted KDB
            Needed to reset my team structure to have a 9.5 place holder
            Just would have taken weeks to sort that out.
            I've also bought myself time to decide if I want Son or Kane or to wait for Son to come back and then move to him.

            Onwards an upwards.

            Good luck all.

          10. Anshuman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 3 hours ago

            We had a very short pre-season with a lot of important players returning late due to international commitments. The defensive machine will click back into gear. Klopp is known to put his players through an arduous pre-season that is hard on their legs initially but stands them in good stead over the whole season. Also, even though it is absolutely logical xG numbers don't always tell you the complete story.

          11. LochineFDC
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 3 hours ago

            Is this good to go please,

            Pope
            Maguire KWP Soyuncu
            Mane Sterling Martial Trossard
            Pukki Barnes Kane

            Thinking Barnes Trossard to DeBruyne and 4.5 FWD

            Thanks