Daniel Agger: Liverpool Defence Is Not Good Enough

Anfield star knows importance of keeping it tight.

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has criticised his team’s back four claiming  their displays in pre-season have been nowhere near good enough.

The 26-year-old was part of the defensive line that conceded three against Norwegian side Valerenga on Monday.

The Reds have let in 15 goals in their five warm-up matches previously and Agger wants to see an improvement.

“On Monday it just wasn’t good enough, especially in the first half,” he said. “The second was OK but it still wasn’t what it needs to be.

“The amount of goals we’ve conceded is not good enough. We need to show we can keep a clean sheet and must defend better.

“If you are a footballer, you have to be a perfectionist and so far we have to admit it’s not been good enough.

“Kenny (Dalglish) has his way of getting his point across and has said himself that we need to be streetwise – that’s what we have got to do.”

Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, playing in his first pre-season game, was left fuming at some of the defending.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us – we cannot afford to concede so many goals,” Reina said.

”We have some new signings and are still working them into our system but to let in three is not our identity.

“We must be optimistic but we were far behind United last year and need to improve.”

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