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“Liverpool Need to Play a Lot Better Than This” - John Aldridge

To maintain the title challenge, the Reds will have to step up their game.

Liverpool FC v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Liverpool picked up three points in a 2-0 victory over Everton this weekend, ensuring that the Merseyside Derby ended in delight for Reds’ fans. Former Liverpool player John Aldridge had some feedback for the squad, despite the scrappy win.

“The three points are all that matter in a derby game and Liverpool remains a red city, as I’m pretty sure it will be for a long time to come!” he said, in an interview.

“Yet Klopp won’t need me to tell him that Liverpool need to play a lot better than this if they are to maintain a title challenge this season”, he added.

Mohamed Salah picked up a brace with a penalty, and a goal assisted by Darwin Nunez. But Aldridge believe he could have done more.

“Salah turned in his worst performance of the season so far yesterday, but still came up with the match-winning moments when the chances came his way. Alexis Mac Allister looked off the pace”, he said.

“Kostas Tsimikas had one of his worst games in a Liverpool jersey and had to be taken off. In the end, the match officials helped Liverpool over the line in this game and that’s not the way you want to win any football match.”

Liverpool sit third in the Premier League behind Manchester City and Arsenal, but just by one point. Maintaining consistency will be crucial this season.

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