Liverpool suffered a shocking loss at Leicester to end their calendar year. And Liverpool vice-captain James Milner was the solitary player to address supporters on social media after the game.
Milner clearly stated for team’s quick regroup as they next face title challengers Chelsea on Sunday.
Not the result or performance we wanted, or the travelling fans deserved,
Need to regroup quickly for another big game Sunday.
The Reds No.7 claims travelling Liverpool supporters definitely deserved a better result, who made their long trip to East Midlands after Christmas.
The veteran midfielder did the right thing there to acknowledge travelling Kop, setting up an example for the rest of the Liverpool squad who avoided social media apology to their fans.
The result against The Foxes was a disappointing end to the year but there’s plenty to play for in 2022. Klopp’s men need to get feet together as Liverpool are eyeing their second league title in three years.
Cause of concern for Liverpool & vice captian James Milner after Liecester game
Liverpool went into the Leicester game with the return of big boys with the likes of Van Dijk and Fabinho. And the starting lineup looked a solid one.
But the result of the game didn’t get in the favour of the visitors.
Liverpool’s end product, decision making in the final third wasn’t good enough, and missed loads of chances to put the ball in the back of the Leicester net.
Star winger Mo Salah hasn’t been clinical lately in front of the goal, and it was illustrated when he won and missed a penalty early in the game.
Meanwhile, another African star Sadio Mane just can’t put the ball in the back of the net. After doing all the hard work of getting past the defenders, Senegal International’s finishing hasn’t been good.
But the duo has managed to score almost half of Liverpool’s 50 goals in the league so far. Meanwhile, coming new year they will fly off to compete in AFCON.
Klopp’s men need to think about who’s going to step up in their absence.
With Man City already with six points gap with the Reds at the top, wonder where City will drop points considering their run of form. And there are high chances that Liverpool won’t be able to take every available point between now and May.
It’s too early to brush off Liverpool from the title race but to get back on the top, Klopp & Co. need to be flawless in the second half of the season.