Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have cause for concern following three successive Premier League games without a win.
After dropping a two-goal lead against relegated West Brom, the Reds also failed to net against relegated Stoke at Anfield. Now, following their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on the weekend, their top four hopes will go down to the final day of the season – just like it did last year.
A 3-0 win over Middlesbrough last campaign was enough to send Jurgen Klopp’s men to the Champions League – and they will meet Real Madrid in the final at the end of the month. Firstly, they must beat Brighton if they are to finish in the top four again.
Klopp made a bold decision to field youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield against the Blues, a decision that went horribly wrong. The 19-year-old looked out of his depth in the engine room and was scrutinised for his performance. Alexander-Arnold has played in the centre during his time with the club’s development side, but he is not ready for a senior midfield role yet.
The performance of Nathaniel Clyne also concerned Liverpool fans following a lengthy lay-off with injury; he simply did not look fit. With Joe Gomez ruled out for the rest of the season, the Reds are struggling for depth at the back.
For the visit of Brighton, Alexander-Arnold must be moved back into defence. Occupying the right-back role will allow him to venture forward and open up some gaps for Mohamed Salah to end his three-match goal drought and break the Premier League scoring record.
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