Liverpool have lost our ruthless streak in games so far this season.
Despite looking perfect on paper, the Reds can and must improve.
The killer instinct in games is not apparent and we are often eking out results.
Jurgen Klopp’s side must return to their ruthless ways or risk unnecessary slip ups throughout the season.
Liverpool’s scruffy 2-1 win against Brighton pretty much sums up our season.
What should have been a routine win became a nervy affair at Anfield on Saturday.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first half and peppering their goalkeeper with shots we should have been out of site in the game.
However, the match quickly turned when Alisson Becker was sent off for handball and Brighton scored from the resulting free-kick.
A routine victory became a fight for three points. As we have all season, we secured the win but at some point, we will come unstuck.
Our 3-1 win over Manchester City was the first victory by more than one goal since mid-September. The Reds have in fact only won by 3 or more goals on just two occasions this season. Both of which came in the first few games of the campaign.
As much as I believe a win is a win, we don’t want to make a habit of squeezing out three points. Being ruthless, putting games to bed and ensuring routine victories is all part of being champions.
Liverpool must regain our ruthless streak and kill off teams when they have the chance.