This Liverpool side had consistency once. It can be easy to forget given their struggles in 2017, but throughout the autumn, this Liverpool side looked amongst the Premier League’s best. For a time they were even being counted as title favourites.
There have been struggles in recent months, but at their best, this is a group of players that has proven they can deliver results—and that they can deliver those results with consistency. Now they need to find a way to do that again, and quickly, to salvage their season.
“We have to remember that we were winning lots of games at the beginning of the season and that at one stage we were in top spot,” Roberto Firmino noted in the club programme for this Sunday’s match against Burnley, a game that looks like a must-win.
“It’s true that we’ve lost a few games and had a few setbacks recently but we’ve also had some wins and I believe that confidence is returning. We know that we have to get back on a winning streak and so we have been working to try and do that again. We’re very motivated.”
Along with that motivation, Firmino remains convinced that Jürgen Klopp is a manager who can help to get the best out of him, who can help him to win silverware. And for Firmino, trophies and success on the pitch is the number one goal.
“Working with him is excellent,” he added when asked about Klopp. “He motivates us in a different way every day. In each training session he does something new and he helps us to bring a motivation from within ourselves as well.
“I played against Borussia Dortmund quite a few times and I scored goals against them but he was always a manager who gave off a very positive vibe and I always found him a very interesting manager.”