The problem stems from our midfield, in my opinion. Our defence is solid enough, especially with King fully fit, but the midfield does not offer enough protection to our defenders, which is why a lot our goals conceded have stemmed from midfielders not tracking back or closing down.
Similarly, while our strikers are all capable of scoring goals, many times this season they have not received the service from the midfield, and we have conceded possession slippily in that area.
It is beginning to improve, though, with Zokora starting to settle, Jenas looking good and Tainio hustling for the entire game, not to mention Lennon's brilliance.
Agree we need a quality left-back, but I would like to see a PROPER left-midfielder in the team - a left-footed player who can take defenders on and cross the ball, not too much to ask for is it??