While Liverpool didn’t lose either game they played in the last week, two goalless draws across two different competitions don’t exactly get the heart pumping. The clean sheets are ideal, of course, but the profligate performances in front of goal have been worrying.
James Milner believes that their job now is to find a way to break down stubborn defenses in order to find a way to score. This was something that the team excelled at earlier this season, but it seems that, as tired legs set in at the end of winter, this is getting harder and harder.
“When you play for a team like Liverpool, and with the players we’ve got, you want to win every game no matter who it’s against – and we know we can,” he told Sky Sports.
“So when you come off and you don’t win it’s always disappointing. But sometimes you have to look [at it] and think, hopefully it’s a good point at the end of the season. There’s a long way to go and we’ve just to keep going.
“The clean sheet is pleasing, they didn’t really have anything – the own goal was offside and a couple of others were offside.
“We’ve got to look where we can improve when we have got the ball and teams are sat back; we have come up against it a lot this season, teams showing a lot of respect against us with the players we’ve got.
“That’s something we’ve got to adapt to and work out how to break down.”
The next chance for them to turn their results around is coming quicker than you might think, with Watford visiting Anfield on Wednesday in the Premier League.