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Last season Liverpool were third best in the League in conceding a total of 40 goals, but 25 of those came after the interval. Already this season, the Reds have shipped a total of five goals in just two matches, and most worryingly, four of those goals have come in the second half.
No Premier League manager will downplay the importance of being defensively stout, but could it be that Rodgers' shift in philosophy from hoofing it long to playing it out the back is part of the reason for dodgy defending?
It would certainly be easy to say that with a focus on overhauling the offensive play of the team, there has been some lack of focus or attention paid to the defense. That appears not to be the case, but still there is some minor cause for concern attendant to the shift in philosophy.
Of the five goals conceded thus far, two are directly attributable to Rodgers' preferred playing style. Last week Martin Skrtel was caught in possession inside his own penalty area by Shane Long, and his inadvertent trip on the West Brom player resulted in a penalty, converted by Peter Odemwingie.
On Sunday, his reluctance to simply hoof the ball long, even when under pressure, resulted in the already-discussed back pass to Reina, intercepted and converted by Carlos Tévez.
The other three goals came via a Zoltan Gera cracker from distance, a close-range header by Romelu Lukaku, and a defensive mishap in which Pepe Reina and Martin Kelly both played a part, and neither related in any way to Rodgers' philosophy.
Whatever the cause, the defense has conceded a shockingly high number of goals after just two games. Granted, the figures are skewed by the 3-0 drubbing at West Brom (when, it should be noted, they played a significant portion of it down a man), undoubtedly, there remains much work needed to be done in tightening up the overall defensive performance.