Last night, with Liverpool only drawing against Leicester City, may have kept the Premier League title race interesting for the neutral, but for Liverpool supporters, the result was, undoubtedly, disappointing.
But, more worryingly, a trio of statistics we’ve uncovered might suggest that problems lie ahead.
The free-flowing football, displayed earlier this season, appears to be deserting us at the most crucial of times, the title run-in.
Firstly, our tight defence, a unit that had conceded only two goals in nine home league games has now shipped three goals in the last three home games, perhaps a result of the injuries suffered.
Secondly, when it comes to playing teams outside of the top-six, Liverpool have beaten all-comers that is until they came up against Leicester City last night.
Thirdly, last night, although Liverpool pressed and pressed forward, they managed just ten attempts on target, only on two previous occasions this season have they managed fewer, the two clashes with Manchester City being those games.
Now, I’m not suggesting that our bubble has burst, there’s bound to be a drop-off as the pressure mounts with the greatest prize in domestic football drawing tantalisingly close, as injuries, fatigue and suspensions take effect, but let’s hope it’s just a temporary glitch.
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