Calls for the need to ‘bounce back’ have typically emerged over the past few days with Jurgen Klopp’s men looking to respond to a so far torrid January when Chelsea come to Anfield on Tuesday.
Joe Gomez has only recently returned to first team action but already he appears to be feeling just as part of this dip in form as those around him.
The 19-year-old recently committed his future to the Reds by signing a new five year deal but saw celebrations cut short when he featured in the side that suffered a shock FA Cup defeat to Wolves.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Chelsea, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “We started the season so well and we’ve just had a difficult few results recently, but this is where we have to show as a team how strong-minded we are and the character within ourselves.”
“Whenever a result doesn’t go your way, all you want is to make it right as quickly as possible.”
“We’ve got the chance to go and do that on Tuesday but at the same time we have to try to keep composure and try not to put too much pressure [on ourselves] – although obviously there is – to get the result.”
“We have to try to stay positive and play how we play instead of getting caught up in the difficult time we’ve had.”
“It’s about bouncing back in the right way and we’ve got to try to do that on Tuesday.”
Our record against top six sides of late suggests we should welcome a meeting with the league leaders at this moment in time.
A game that demands the best from the players is what could be needed to spark a revival, or so we hope. Klopp will also be hoping to avoid his team becoming the first Liverpool side to lose four consecutive home games since December 1923.
We were always going to need a challenging period like this. Let’s hope we get through it as quickly as possible.