Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said it would be “silly” to talk about the Reds in the Premier League title race following Thursday night’s loss to Burnley at Anfield, failing to even score a goal in of their last four games and only one since Christmas.
Ashley Barnes scored the decisive goal for Burnley after himself being tripped over by a rushed Alisson when Fabinho played and gave him a free run to goal.
The 1-0 defeat was the first time Liverpool have lost a Premier League game at Anfield since April 2017, nearly four years of action. The result leaves them in fourth place, six points behind leaders Manchester United and Klopp insists his side need to rediscover their form before even considering the possibility of competing to retain the title they have easily won. last season.
“If I sit here now, losing to Burnley and not scoring for the last four games and talking about the title race how ridiculous would that be? Klopp is quoted by the Daily Mail. “We have to score goals and that’s what we have to do. It’s the job of a manager and a coach. “
Liverpool’s task is only getting more and more difficult and they face a few weeks success or break in all of the competitions next month.
The Reds face Manchester United for the second time in a week on Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford in the FA Cup fourth round. This is then quickly followed by back-to-back trips to London to face Tottenham and West Ham before the end of January.
February begins with a home game against Brighton, followed by quick succession games against Manchester City and Leicester. Liverpool then faced a dangerous RB Leipzig when the Champions League resumed on February 16, followed by Everton in the Merseyside derby on February 20.
In total, that’s eight games of monumental importance in the span of a month from now.
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