Sep 9, 2017 at 12.30pm UK at ‚ÄčEtihad Stadium
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Phil Thompson criticises Liverpool following Manchester City loss

Thompson criticises Reds following loss
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Liverpool legend Phil Thompson criticises his former side following their defeat against Manchester City.

Ex-Liverpool defender Phil Thompson has criticised his former side following the Reds' 5-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Thompson pointed out that a lack of defensive signings in the summer transfer window left Liverpool without the quality and depth at the back to compete for the Premier League title.

The Liverpool legend said: "I still think we could have strengthened, without a doubt. We did sign Andrew Robertson, but he didn't play against City or Arsenal, so yes we should have signed somebody.

"But for me, the selection was the big issue. After such an impressive result there is no reason to make changes because it's such an important thing for a defence being settled, especially against such an offensive team when you've got to trust your teammates."

Liverpool were favourites to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer, but Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to get a deal through despite a lengthy pursuit.

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