Gary Neville was puzzled by Liverpool’s backline today, with the former Manchester United captain claiming the five players looked inexperienced playing together.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday coverage, the pundit was not impressed with what he saw from Liverpool’s defence, with Neville questioning why the quintet looked so off the boil against Chelsea.

Liverpool’s defending was sloppy at times against the Blues in what was an entertaining encounter at Stamford Bridge, with Alisson Becker being kept busy due to his defenders failing to keep Chelse quiet.

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Liverpool are yet to sign a defender this summer nor have they signed a replacement for Fabinho, with no defensive midfielder starting today against Chelsea.

Indeed, Liverpool’s work at the back will need some serious work if the Reds are to challenge for anything this season, and Neville was baffled by their performance in west London.

The pundit said: “Liverpool’s most experience is in that back five yet they play like a really inexperienced schoolboy defensive unit at times. It’s bizarre. Because they are such good players.”

Gary Neville right to question Liverpool’s defensive quality today

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Liverpool’s defence hasn’t been at it’s best for quite some time, and without investment in the market, the backline will continue to look disjointed and off the pace against top Premier League sides.

Having made few changes in the last few years, Liverpool’s defence runs the risk of becoming stale and easy to break down if the Reds fail to make any new signings this summer.

And with no defensive midfielder in the squad, as well, Liverpool have to focus on the back if they’re to really challenge for silverware and a UEFA Champions League spot this season.

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