Liverpool fans are in shock after their side lost Thursday at Anfield in the Premier for the first time since 23 April 2017. The defeat against Burnley (0-1) also left the English champions 6 points behind the leader , Manchester United. And the calendar is not benevolent: this Sunday, Klopp’s men are in for a round of 32 of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Old Trafford and on Thursday, January 28, José Mourinho’s visit to Tottenham in Premier.
A week after the 0-0 of the English football classic between Liverpool and Manchester United in the championship, ‘reds’ and ‘red devils’ meet again, but this time at Old Trafford and in the FA Cup. At first glance, the calendar is very tough, although there is no doubt, on the other hand, that a victory against the great historical rival would be an injection of optimism for Klopp’s team.
Not only because it would be to beat Manchester United, but also because Liverpool have 5 games without winning and 4 without scoring a goal. The trident is in a bad time. But there is no time to stop: this Friday it was up to the ‘reds’ to start preparing the match against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
And, as for the problems facing the goal, Diogo Jota, who caused a sensation upon his arrival at Liverpool, will not be recovered until February. When he injured his knee in mid-December, the Portuguese winger had 5 goals in the Premier and 4 in the Champions League.
Pessimism of the ex
An illustrious former Liverpool player like Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports Channel after the defeat against Burnley that “the title is slipping away and I think in the next two weeks he will be more concerned with remaining in the top 4 than revalidating it.” Another former, Graeme Souness, believes the pressure to reissue the title “is weighing on the players.”