Liverpool are still in a good position – but they could have been in a great position. Indeed, the Reds went into the weekend with a lead in the Premier League title race, but now, they’ve fallen behind. Their draw with Everton allowed Man City to take the upper hand, with Pep Guardiola’s men now leading the race by one point.
It’s still more than recoverable, but now Liverpool are relying on a flawless remaining few games if they’re to end the season happy.
As per Sky Sports, he said: “I worry for them now. That’s another kick. When you look at where they were, and I’m thinking in particular about the draws against Leicester and West Ham, and when Newcastle beat City, that was Liverpool’s opportunity to really put a marker down and kick on and say this is ours this year.”
He added: “They have allowed City back into it and City are now in the driving seat.”
Of course, Liverpool deserve credit for even being in the position to be leading the Premier League. Given Man City’s dominance last season, Liverpool weren’t expected to be as deadly as they have been; and so they’ve certainly outshone expectations already.
However, they got themselves into such a good position that, barring a miracle, the only way for Jurgen Klopp’s men was down.
Now, however, there is a sense that the pressure is beginning to get to them. They held all the cards a few weeks ago, but games – like Souness says – against Leicester City and West Ham have seen them stall. This draw with Everton is another good example of that.
Certainly, at this stage there is a chance that things could go from bad to worse for Jurgen Klopp’s men, and that’s the worry for Souness.
However, it’s also important to look at some positives. Liverpool and Man City both have 9 Premier League games left, and whilst that platform does mean that the Reds could drop further points, it means the same for Man City. Furthermore, It was less than a week ago that Liverpool managed to demolish Watford 5-0. Despite their slump in recent weeks, the Reds are still able to blow teams away, and that suggests that their quality is still there.
Should fans be nervous? Perhaps, because Liverpool have been wobbly as of late. However, you can take nothing away from their quality, and if the Reds are able to find a good run of form, they could easily win every single game between now and the end of the season – they’re that good.