It’s a usual ritual in the English Premier League that when a particular clubs delivers in an astonishing manner to win the title, the dynamism, zeal and strength would normally reduce in subsequent seasons due to the cut-throat competitive nature of the English Elite League.
It was Manchester City at some point that witnessed a downward slope. But as it stands, the attention has shifted from City to the Kop. Liverpool’s fighting spirit has been badly assailed, both small and big teams in the league now face Liverpool with the hope of grinding out maximum points after the match.
On Thursday, the Champions of England, already devoid of confidence faced Sean Dyche’s side and again, lost further ground in the Premier League title race with a 1-nil loss to the Clarets.
The recent deflation of the Anfield side would definitely do more harm than losing the title this term because normally, the last five matches of Liverpool should give at least twelve points to Klopp’s men.
But unfortunately, they’ve foiled on repeat, they failed to find the back of the net for over two hundred minutes of play, Basically, they copied and pasted bad performances against teams like West Brom, Newcastle, Southampton, and Burnley – the only toughest side they’ve faced this season is Manchester United.
As it stands, even the impact of Liverpool’s full backs and front thee on the team have receded – maybe the exhaustion from the last two seasons has began to tell on them.
While the season has given us different experience from what was envisaged at the beginning, with both Manchester clubs upping the ante and seeing the rise of clubs like Leicester, it can be stated authoritatively that the Reds haven’t looked solid or played like Champions.
This isn’t to declare that they’re not capable of turning things around because they are the masters in responding to setbacks – but the current situation invites fears and the hope for a better tomorrow looks bleak.
Liverpool’s Alarming Decline Would Cost
Next couple of matches would definitely be strenuous for Liverpool, with an FA Cup fourth road trip to Old Trafford to face United, followed by away league trips to London on two consecutive occasions to face Spurs and West Ham.
Meanwhile, February isn’t kind either with a home match against Manchester City before playing Leicester and RB Leipzig in Germany for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
Liverpool would obviously struggle during this and by then, it would not be a right for the title, but one for survival.
Babajide Adewunmi – EverBlazin