Forget Sunderland, “Believe”

5 Jan

Sunday’s draw at Sunderland was a massive disappointment for Liverpool supporters, especially after beating Manchester City a couple of days earlier, the win put the Reds in a strong position in second place, and only 6 points behind leaders Chelsea.

A victory against Sunderland would have put Liverpool only 3 points behind Chelsea and put pressure on the London club ahead of their clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Unfortunately Liverpool couldn’t hold onto the lead against Davie Moyes’ team, they squandered the lead twice by conceding two penalties, and left the Reds’ supporters extremely frustrated.

Liverpool supporters are so frustratingly used to seeing their team build their hopes up after earning a good result and putting themselves in a challenging position, only to see them drop points against struggling sides.

Most supporters feared another Chelsea win on Wednesday night but Spurs ended the Premier League leaders’ superb winning run and gave the rest of the chasing pack including Liverpool encouragement by inflicting a 2-0 defeat on the men from Stamford Bridge.

Yes, Liverpool could have been only 3 points behind Chelsea, but they are still second in the league and in a strong position to challenge for the title, and instead of Chelsea extending their lead at the top of the league, the Reds have actually closed the gap to 5 points after the recent set of fixtures.

The Sunderland result was disappointing but it can’t be changed and Liverpool are still in a great position.

Mane is going to be a miss for the next few games but Liverpool’s injury list is clearing up and it is expected that Matip, Henderson and Coutinho should return to action soon, and Milner and Sturridge should be okay after picking up knocks at the weekend.

We have a tremendous manager at the moment and he has improved Liverpool’s team in such a short space of time and I’m expecting an exciting second half of the season.

When Klopp arrived at Anfield he told Liverpool supporters to become “believers”, I think they are far too many non-believers still around Anfield at the moment.

Come on let’s all believe.

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