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Chris Waddle: 'Liverpool's defence might struggle in last 16'

Waddle: 'Liverpool's defence might struggle'
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Chris Waddle thinks that Liverpool's defensive problems could cause them trouble in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Former England winger Chris Waddle has claimed that Liverpool's problems at the back could be exposed in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp's side smashed their way into the knockout rounds with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The result ensured that the Reds finished as Group E winners and they became the most prolific English club in the group phase of the competition.

Despite the team's impressive showing against Spartak, Waddle is concerned that Liverpool will have problems when they face better opponents in the next round.

"Liverpool can score goals and that's the hardest part of the game, but coming up against opposition their defence might struggle," Waddle told BBC Radio 5 live.

"You can still see Liverpool scoring but will they be strong enough at the back to deal with that quality? Liverpool are great on the eye but it starts to get hard now."

Liverpool are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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