Fabinho has thanked the Liverpool fans for their support after Saturday’s disappointing draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
The Reds’ title ambitions were dealt a stinging blow as they failed to break down a diligent Spurs defence. Liverpool fans could have been forgiven for being wounded, but speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Fabinho said he was impressed by the crowd’s defiance.
“It’s nice to hear them singing after the game,” said the Brazilian.
“They know we tried and fight. It’s not easy to score a goal against Tottenham. They play really deep. They had good defenders and we tried. It’s nice to have their support and hopefully they will keep supporting us until the end.”
Saturday always looked like the game most likely that Liverpool would drop points in. And so it proved – an exhausting and potentially damaging game for Liverpool.
With three games left The Reds are still in touching distance though. A point could well prove to be a helpful result.
Liverpool looking leggy
Liverpool have been flying over the last few months, but they have played an extraordinary amount of games.
As the season reaches its climax, they are continuing to play every three or four days. Jurgen Klopp’s team travelled to Spain to battle it out for a place in the Champions League final on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, Spurs’ had almost a full week to prepare.
Of course that’s the way we want it – it means that Liverpool are fighting for trophies. But when things turn against you, as they did on Saturday, it does add an extra heaviness to the legs of the players.
This is when Liverpool need the crowd the most. With so much on the line it could have turned twitchy at Anfield. Instead, the supporters sensed their teams tiredness and gave them an extra push.
In the end, it wasn’t quite enough. A point maintains some kind of momentum though, and Liverpool will need to pick themselves up as they travel to Villa Park on Tuesday.
Tired minds will needs focussing and tired muscles will need icing. The Reds are starting to look a little like the marathon season may be finally catching up to them.
Klopp may have to have a reshuffle with the FA Cup final to come on Saturday evening. Only three points will do, the travelling Kop will have to be in full voice to help get Liverpool over the line.