Defending champions Liverpool are level on points at the top of the table with Manchester United, who are on a 10 game unbeaten run in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to replicate last season’s attacking form, where they scored 85 goals in total.
Liverpool have failed to win games against teams in the bottom half of the table, West Brom, Brighton, Fulham, and most recently were held to a draw against Newcastle. The dropped points has resulted in Manchester United catching up with the leaders, and are now separated only by goal difference.
Speaking ahead of their game against Southampton, Andy Robertson said Liverpool should start converting draws into wins in order to continue being at the top. The Liverpool defender added “Over the last two years or even three years – and no disrespect to those clubs – but last season we would have won those games.”
“And if you add two points to every one of those games then the league table is looking a lot different and we’re sitting pretty happy, but you know, this season is going to be unique. I think there are seven or eight teams – once the games in hand have been played that are within three points of us at the top, and it’s going to be a unique season as I said.”
“I think I can comfortably say it’s not going to be 97 or 98 points that is going to win the league this season, it’s probably going to be in the 80s because it is that tight and everyone is taking points off each other. We need to stay in the race, and that’s what we have done so far.“
“Of course, the last two games have been disappointing, especially Newcastle. We could have probably played all night the amount of chances we had, I think Karl Darlow would have kept every one of them out the way he has playing. You sometimes get games like that. Thankfully, we haven’t had too many like that in the last couple of years, but we had it the other night.”
“It’s just now we need to kick on in 2021. We need to go on a run of games where we win. We of course need to pick up more away points and keep picking up maximum points at home, and let’s see where we end up. But it’s a unique season. Hopefully we end up on top.”