Tottenham endured a torrid start to this season, with just one win in ten games throughout October and November, the same record that the Reds currently hold in 2017. However, Spurs bounced back and now find themselves in second place in the league, Jürgen Klopp can use this is a boost to remain upbeat during this wretched period.
Spurs lost games to Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea, and Monaco in this timeframe, with their only win coming against West Ham at home. Liverpool have now entered a very similar phase and look to be rock-bottom confidence wise.
The Reds’ only win in their last ten games came against League two opposition Plymouth Argyle in an FA Cup replay; not exactly impressive. Klopp’s men have lost to Swansea, Wolves, Southampton twice, and Hull in their last ten, which is quite some way away from the performances they were putting in prior to this. Before this bad run of form in the New Year, Liverpool were unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions.
There has been a very sombre mood around Anfield at the moment, fans seeming to lose faith, walking out early when losing, not getting behind the team as much, but should the fans really be giving up just yet?
Tottenham have lost just once in their last 14 games after their ten game winless run, which goes to show; it could be possible for the Reds to pull this off.
Liverpool hold a good record against Spurs, with the Lilywhites’ last win against Liverpool coming all the way back in 2012; so the home side will fancy their chances.
In his press conference today, Klopp said: “ In my dreams, we can win 14 games” in regards to the remaining league fixtures to go. This very well could be the case, but they will have to start performing when it really matters in games such as Hull away and Swansea at home.
Liverpool will be looking to replicate what Spurs have done and continue fighting in the endless top four quest, and dare to dream about a title.
By Tom Cavilla, 18 years old.