Analysing Anfield: Liverpool have defensive problems? It's Chelsea who should be scared of Mo Salah

Ahead of Liverpool’s massive early-season match at Chelsea, the Analysing Anfield podcast assesses the defensive problems that seemed to blight their 4-3 win at home to Leeds United. Were the defending Premier League champions that bad at the back in their opening game? Or, digging deep into the underlying statistics, is that too simplistic a point of view? Josh Williams and David Hughes are on hand to answer those questions plus whether the one mistake Liverpool definitely made at the weekend – that led to Leeds’ second equaliser – will actually benefit Virgil van Dijk in the long run. Our hosts also look at Alisson’s performance before turning their attention to the hat-trick hero, Mohamed Salah, who will go up against his former club this weekend. The spotlight is therefore shone on Chelsea’s match at Brighton with particular focus on the displays of new boys Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who was strongly linked with Liverpool before moving to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea may have won 3-1 but some old habits die hard and, with Salah in superb form, Josh and Dave explain why that might be bad news for Frank Lampard.

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