2021 has provided a difficult start for the Liverpool contingent since the turn of the New Year. However, for two Reds players, the dawn of a new calendar year has inspired a revival of form and more importantly, results.
Harry Wilson and Sheyi Ojo have both heavily impressed in recent weeks as Cardiff City continue to climb the Championship table.
Ojo and Wilson turn a corner
Collectively, the Liverpool loan duo have clocked up two goals and four assists for Mick McCarthy’s Bluebirds, who are unbeaten in their previous four matches.
Last night, the Reds pair combined as Wilson supplied Ojo for an important goal during a 2-1 win against Rotherham.
The result moves Cardiff eight points from the play-off positions, which is a marvellous feat considering the club recently endured a five-game winless run.
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Hopefully, Wilson’s and Ojo’s revival of form can inspire their Liverpool counterparts that a lot can change in such little time.
With that said, lets hope that Liverpool, too, can turn things around following a miserable start to 2021.
Jurgen Klopp and his players have endured five defeats in their previous nine matches, including three consecutive Anfield defeats – their worst run at home since 1963.
Amid the recent doom and gloom, at least 2021 has proven promising for two of Liverpool’s loan stars. Wilson, in particular, has done incredibly well to turn a corner since McCarthy was announced as Neil Harris’ successor.
The Wales international has three assists in as many games and his tally for the campaign continues to increase. Wilson now has three goals and eight assists this term, only Michael Olise and Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott boast more in terms of assists.
Ojo, too, has impressed in recent weeks to take his personal goalscoring feat to five for the season. He also has six assists to his name.
Liverpool’s turn for change?
If anything is to be learned from the Liverpool forward-pair it’s that a lot can change in such little time. A miserable run of results threatened to drag Cardiff into a relegation scrap. Fast forward a few weeks later and they are back in the frame to reach the play-offs.
Liverpool can take motivation from this, then. The Reds were top of the Premier League, themselves only a few weeks ago, after all.
While it’s unlikely that the Reds can claw their way back into the title mix, there is still plenty to play for in terms of securing a top-four finish.
Football is an unforgiving sport and a lot can change in an instant. Let’s hope that particular notions comes to fruition at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.