It’s not a Champions League final or an historic league title run, but making the top four this season would indeed be a huge achievement for Liverpool, who had just about the worst luck any defending champions could in this mess of a year.
There are three matches left to try to win and hope that other results go their way. They’re currently in fifth place, four points behind Chelsea and with a game in hand. It’s frustrating needing other teams to drop points in order to succeed, but that’s the position where the Reds find themselves going into their 36th league match of the season.
Fabinho, who himself has played a huge role in this team both in midfield and defense, say down with the official site on the even of the match against West Brom.
“This team is used to playing games like this in moments like this, the decisive moments,” Fabinho said of the looming three matches. “As you say, the margin for error is really small but we have players with experience who have played so many important games and won these games as well. We really face these three finals in the best way possible, try to play our best football and try to fight because these games we can’t just win with our quality, we have to really be there in the challenge. It’s a decisive moment but as players we like these moments, we like to play these type of games. We have to be ready.”
The Brazilian, like all of us, doesn’t care how pretty or impressive their performances are, as long as Liverpool comes out on top.
“We will prepare in the best way possible, we will try to play our best football. But in finals, sometimes you don’t play your best football, you just get the three points. In this moment, I will take it because that’s what we need,” he declared.
While Liverpool desperately need these three points, West Brom have already been relegated. On paper, it sounds like that should make it easy, but in reality, it means that all the pressure is on the Reds and West Brom are playing with absolutely nothing to lose.
The match kicks off tomorrow at The Hawthorns, where Liverpool can see if they will show up for another big moment once again.