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Jordan Henderson says Liverpool must sharpen up in defending set pieces

• Captain blames poor concentration at set pieces for sloppy goals
• Echoes Jürgen Klopp’s disappointment after the defeat by Manchester United

Jordan Henderson has said Liverpool do not neglect set pieces in training but that their concentration must improve as opponents target a persistent weakness in Jürgen Klopp’s side.

Wayne Rooney’s late winner for Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday was the seventh goal Liverpool have conceded from a corner this season, more than any other Premier League team. United’s victory, from their only shot on target, left Klopp demanding defensive improvement from Liverpool at set pieces for the third game in succession – having also lamented the problem following Lee Holmes’ goal for Exeter City in the FA Cup and Arsenal’s second goal in last week’s 3-3 draw at Anfield. Henderson believes concentration, not organisation, is at the root of the set-piece flaw.

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