Liverpool: What is happening in the month of February?

Author: Raphael Minter


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#Liverpool lost their sixth game in eight matches on Saturday after bowing down to Hull City at the KC stadium after suffering 0-2 loss. Many pundits and fans had a great view for the month of February after the team was kicked out of the English Football League Cup and the English FA Cup by Southampton and Wolves respectively.

With Tottenham and Chelsea among the top six clubs competing for the league without a European ambition and Tottenham three points ahead of Liverpool and a distant 13 points off leaders Chelsea, is champions league qualification, the current season objective for the club?

Jurgen Klopp gave Liverpool fans a much needed boost after taken them to the UEFA Europa League just under six months at the helm of the club’s management. Liverpool held onto Matip and was also favored to have gotten Sadio Mane back from the #AFCON after his heartbreaking penalty miss against Cameroon in the quarter finals of the competition. Sadio Mane played against Hull City but his performance were not that of the Sadio Mane who left for the AFCON perhaps the penalty miss might be haunting the star but he needs to get his axes together as soon as he can as he is invaluable asset to the club.       

Liverpool needs the old Sturridge to keep top four hopes alive

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho have been in spectacular form this season but Liverpool was better in previous seasons when Daniel Sturridge was scoring from all angles. The likes of Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are second best to Daniel Sturridge when he is at his very best. Klopp needs to find the old Sturridge in order to kick start Liverpool’s second half of the season.

Playing alongside Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling made him a great player and the 2015/16 season was a season where he was not in his best ever form but it was far better than the 2016/17 as he wrapped the season with a goal against Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Europe League final.

Jurgen Klopp is the perfect man for Liverpool but the squad would need to brace themselves in order to get in the positions the team is best known for and thus competing for the league and the UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool plays host to title challengers Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday February 11, a must win game that determines whether Liverpool is still in the race or would have to settle for a top four finish.

 

 

 

 

 


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