Liverpool’s goalless draw against Southampton is a game that must be forgotten for now but certainly one the team should be forced to look back on at the end of the season.
It was the frustrating and uninspiring outing that the players should be reminded of in aid of learning from it and progressing. With only two games left to secure Champions League qualification, now is not the time.
That said, disappointment also has the potential to drive Jurgen Klopp’s men to a swift revival when they travel to face West Ham next week- a game that could truly make or break Liverpool’s season.
In response to yesterday’s lacklustre performance and result, Klopp has done his best to maintain a positive outlook on his team’s situation.
“We are still fighting and nobody has given up or something like this. I spoke immediately after the game to the boys – I cannot and don’t want to take away the disappointment, but what I can say is that we have one point more than before,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“The best manager I’ve ever had, the most experienced and in much more difficult situations said always that at the end of the season, this point will be really valuable, and I believe in this so we will see. But now we have to analyse this game.”
“It’s pretty much already done, but we will do it one more time and speak about it and then we start the preparation for the West Ham game.”
Remaining positive and keeping the faith in this team is all that Reds can do now.
West Ham will punish Liverpool if the players produce the kind of performance that saw them rarely trouble their opponents at Anfield yesterday.
It’s time for this team to be fearless again and for every single man in that red shirt to step up, show a bit of aggression and again prove they can take responsibility and take this club forward.