Liverpool have not exactly been the best champions. One would expect champions to defend their title with honor but the fight they have put up has been very casual. The Reds did have many injury problems but it is no excuse for being closer to the relegation zone as of now rather than being close to the top. Jurgen Klopp’s men are closer to Fulham in the relegation zone by 20 points ahead than they are closer to table-toppers Manchester City, who are 22 points clear at the top ahead of the champions.
The Reds are currently at 7th position in the table. Last night’s clash against Chelsea took them 5 points behind Tuchel’s men. Mason Mount’s brilliant individual effort saw Liverpool lose their 5th game in a row at Anfield. This has happened for the first time in their long history of 129 years as a club.
They are currently 5 points off the top 4 and 3 points behind David Moyes’ West Ham United, who have a game in hand. The season does have enough games for Klopp and his men to turn things around and head into the top 4. However, it will not be easy. Tottenham Hotspur are also just 2 points behind the Reds and they too have one game in hand.
Will Liverpool be able to secure the top 4?
It is not going to be easy for the champions to make a comeback into the top 4 as Everton, West Ham, Chelsea, and Leicester all look to make powerful statements and fight for the top 4. Liverpool are still alive in the Champions League so if they do somehow manage to win the competition, they can easily secure a European spot for next season. It is obviously been a terrible season for them according to the standards they have set.
Will Jurgen Klopp and his men be able to turn things around soon?
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