We’re in a poor situation at the moment. The atmosphere around the club is bitter and the timing of this bad run especially during the winter transfer window just compounds the bitter disappointment in the club. We don’t have a squad that can compete effectively for 3 games a week which leads me to question why would we have CL qualification aspirations if we cannot compete. We went through this a few years ago when we finished 2nd and the next year, the wheels fell apart(Mostly due to Suarez leaving).
Within the space of a month, we went from challenging for the title to battling to land up in the top4. If things don’t improve I feel like it won’t be the worst thing in the world if we don’t make top4. The reason I say that is because if the squad isn’t good enough for 3 games a week and competing with CL then we shouldn’t be there. Our first 11 at the top of their form can compete with anyone but the squad needs improvement.
For this game, we need to win. A draw is simply not good enough at this point and even though a win will essentially give Chelsea one hand on the title, we are not in a position to worry about the outcome of others anymore. I think Klopp is going to go for a similar lineup to Hull. We could see Wijnaldum in for Can and Karius for Migs. This would be my lineup –
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Mane Firmino Coutinho