Liverpool’s defensive woes has been their major downfall so far this season ReportIt was clear Liverpool needed to improve defensively to become realistic title contenders, however, the club did not address the problem after failing to secure Virgil Van Dijk’s signature in the summer. The Reds are now paying the price for this with some woeful defensive errors costing them valuable points, even this early into the season. Grade: C 2 2 Liverpool enjoyed a successful season last term after qualifying for the Champions League. They have dazzled in attack but have been dreadful in defence under Jurgen Klopp in their inconsistent start to the 2017/18 season. Here, talkSPORT.com assess the season so far…League position: 5th (19 points)Best game: Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal Worst game: Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool Best player: Mohamed Salah Many questioned his calibre after signing for £34million from Roma in the summer, but Salah has proved all the doubters wrong with some wonderful performances for his new club. The Egyptian’s frightening pace and skills has matched Liverpool’s aggresive playing style perfectly. Salah’s brace at West Ham leading to comparisons with former player Luis Suarez.