'Forgotten how to win ugly': Some Liverpool fans react to 2019/20 footage involving Virgil van Dijk
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Liverpool fans react to a compilation of clips from 2019/20 title victory

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after seeing a video compilation from last season which perfectly encapsulates the drive and hunger that led the team towards the title.

While there’s nothing in particular that stands out about the video, a number of supporters believe that it’s exactly this kind of aggression and hostility that the Reds have lacked throughout the 2020/21 campaign.

How do we mean?

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A team possessed by winning

Well, a number of the clips showcase Liverpool asserting their dominance and carrying an aura that is befitting of champions. Whether it’s Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho or Andy Robertson, a number of Jurgen Klopp’s key personnel demonstrate that they will do anything it takes to get their team over that line.

Indeed, Liverpool also steamrolled to the title last time around by playing fantastic football, too. However, there is no denying that the team’s aura of invincibility has dwindled and their confidence shattered.

It’s only then when you begin to appreciate the little things that came with Liverpool being the team to beat last season. Everyone wanted to have a pop at Klopp’s Reds – and his team were always up for the fight.

So, where has that burning desire gone? Well, it doesn’t take a forensic investigation to get to the root of Liverpool’s problems.

My Revenge On Ben Foster

The clips in the video prominently feature the same group of players. And as a result, there was an ever-present contingent of teammates willing to run through walls for one another.

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The relentless have become the vulnerable

Klopp’s blueprints for success, after all, were built on sustainability. Unfortunately, he has been denied such a luxury this season with injuries decimating the bulk of his squad.

It’s no wonder, then, that Liverpool aren’t as aggressive or as imposing to what we’ve become accustomed to in recent seasons. Understandably, the team are vulnerable given the number of absent recognised faces.

If you were to have told supporters at the beginning of the season that there would be a sustained period without Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Joel Matip – no-one would believe you.

With that said, Liverpool need to rebuild their confidence and fast. There is too much at stake financially for the club to fall out of the top-four.

Still, Liverpool have rarely let us down in recent years and we should trust that they are capable of uncovering some much-needed momentum during the business end of the season.

Reaction

Let’s see what the Anfield faithful have been saying on Twitter in response to the video.

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