Former Premier League player turned manager and pundit Gordon Strachan reckons Liverpool will benefit from falling behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race and then having a late run at it instead of leading from the front.
The Scot reckons the pressure of being in front is affecting us and that we’d have more chance of glory if we dropped a few more points, then came back in the final months…
“Sometimes it is better to be a bit behind in the league because the pressure is off and then you might have a late run at it,” he told Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“I have played in teams with Aberdeen and Leeds that won titles and we were out of it right until at the end so we didn’t feel the pressure over a long period of time.
“At the end of the day it comes down to character and nobody remembers the performances in years to come, they just remember the wins.”
Let’s get some facts straight, shall we?
In our past ten matches, Liverpool have picked up 23 out of 30 points. Manchester City have picked up 18 – yet the narrative we consistently hear is how Liverpool are ‘bottling’ the title!
We’ve drawn two games.. A slight blip. We were robbed by the officials at Anfield v Leicester and away to West Ham, just couldn’t get the win. It happens. It’s football!
At EOTK, we’re backing the Reds to bounce back in a big way against Bournemouth on Saturday. The crowd needs to enjoy the position we’re in and not hate every minute of it!
The players need to relish it, too. Together, we can achieve something unbelievable this season.
Purposely fall behind? No mate.