The longer the season progresses, the more apparent it is that Liverpool should have secured a better result against their once more formidable rivals in Manchester United.
It’s a point shared by Jamie Carragher, who tweeted the following on X (formerly Twitter) earlier in the week.
Liverpool drawing at home to Man Utd is their worst result of the season.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 26, 2023
With a whopping nine league defeats already secured this term (Liverpool lost nine in total in 2022/23 – one of their worst campaigns under Jurgen Klopp), it’s a difficult point to argue against.
The table speaks volumes
There’s a difference, of course, to how the Red Devils will set up against Liverpool compared to the sides they believe themselves capable of beating, like Nottingham Forest (2-1 defeat) and West Ham (2-0 defeat).
We simply weren’t decisive enough on the day, though thankfully it hasn’t inconvenienced us to a significant degree as far as the table is concerned.
There’s a chance, of course, that Arsenal may still top the pile ahead of the turn of the year courtesy of an extra game played.
Ultimately, however, many should take the latest standings as a sign of encouragement following some pretty serious surgery over the summer.