Despite a pair of important wins over Tottenham and West Ham, Liverpool’s recent run of poor results has seen them fall seven points behind Manchester City at the top of the table. With each dropped point, the chances of Liverpool defending their Premier League title slip further.
Liverpool will have a chance to cut into the lead when they face City on Sunday, but according to Andy Robertson, the gap may already be too large to overcome.
“Any game against Man City is a big one,” said Robertson. “As this moment stands, we’re not in the title race. We are seven points behind them and they have a game in hand.”
Today’s loss to Brighton dealt a hefty blow to the Red’s already slim title hopes. It was three points Liverpool could not afford to drop if they wanted to keep pace, and the Scottish left-back was very matter-of-fact in his assessment of their performance.
“You have to give [Brighton] credit for playing well. They created chances, pressed us, did everything we wanted to do.”
“We didn’t really do anything of note. With a long record of going unbeaten, we’ve lost two. When you don’t show up you don’t get results.”
Liverpool now have to find a way to put another loss behind them as they prepare to face the league leaders. Though it will a tough test for a squad that is clearly struggling, Robertson has no doubts about his team’s quality.
“We’re still a good team. We don’t turn into a bad team overnight.”