Liverpool disappointing run Continues

Liverpool have been one of the disappointing clubs this campaign after they have failed to hit the heights of last season.

Brendan Rodgers’ team are in danger of missing out on the top four once again after failing to win any match in the month of November until the 1-0 win over Stoke City. Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes that the club are in danger of missing out on the Champions League if the poor form continues. This poor form coupled with clubs like United and Newcastle United showing consistent form means that Liverpool already have to make up five points in order to reach the top four.

This gap could only extend if the poor form continues. A busy December period awaits the Reds, who also have to look forward to their Champions League commitments. The loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and the injury troubles faced by Daniel Sturridge have seen Liverpool struggle to score goals on a regular basis. Their best player of the season has been Raheem Sterling, but he has also looked off the pace in the last few matches. This is seen as a direct consequence of the enormous pressure placed on the 19-year-old to deliver the goals for the club. Sturridge is not expected to be back until the start of 2015.

“Doubtful. They’re not playing anywhere near how they were last season.Understandable; different players. I think Brendan might have been guilty of trying to play the same type of way with different players.There just isn’t the pace or the energy up front that there was. I think Brendan has probably come out and admitted that he might have to tweak the way that they play to get the best out of what he’s got at the momentFourth. I think third and fourth this season are anybody’s,” said Owen.