Resilience, passion, fight, ability, imagination. Liverpool’s players are being questioned over everything at the moment and rightly so.
Not only are fans desperate to see a change in fortune but undoubtedly so are Jurgen Klopp and his men. The panic and the fear amongst Reds supporters comes as a result of what a shock this recent downfall has been, given our incredible start to the season.
Three points from the last 15 available isn’t good enough, not when competition for a top four spot is as tight as it is.
Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister has offered a relaxed perspective on how the players can overcome their disappointing run of results.
“As a player, if you make a mistake and there’s a little murmur from the crowd, it’s having that ability and mental strength to go on and get on the ball,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“And if the pass presents itself again, you go for it. The easy thing to do is to play safe and not take any risks, and that’s not the style of teams here at Anfield.”
“Trust in yourself, get the fans back onside, and it’s amazing what a couple of results can do.”
“All of a sudden you can go from being in a bad run [to a good run] and, if we can go on a good run, you know what momentum is like at this club. Once we gather a little bit, anything can happen.”
Facing a top six side this weekend is less daunting than facing a team in the bottom half of the Premier League at the moment.
The threat of being punished by an admittedly strong Tottenham side means the players have to show up and respond to what has been a dreadful few weeks.
Liverpool don’t want to be looking over their shoulder but the reality is that Manchester United are a serious threat to their top four chances right now.
That said, we ourselves are still only a point behind fourth placed Arsenal so by no means should we be disregarded as contenders for a Champions League spot.
Let’s get some belief and confidence back.