The Reds have struggled for consistency throughout an unremarkable season, winning just three of their last ten games across all competitions. Liverpool’s primary focus now, after exiting the FA Cup, is to secure a place in the Champions League for next season.
The Liverpool boss was asked if there is a feeling of urgency to get on the run with 15 games of the league season to go and he replied:
“That’s 45 points. That would be a good moment, a really good moment! That’s what we want to do”.
“We have to force it, we have to play and enjoy what we are doing. I really think we are ready. If there’s a club who can do it, I really think it’s us. Honestly”.
“We will strike back in general. But now we have to make sure we squeeze every single thing out of this season that we can”.
“I don’t know what it will be but the obvious spots aren’t too far away from us. We will see which one we can pick up. But there are no alternatives to results: We need results and performances.”
“We don’t need to make it smaller than it is,” he added.
“I would love to give the season a little push this week and to get a result you need good performances”.
“Nothing I saw since the last game in training gave the impression that we don’t have a chance [to do that]. The few sessions we had looked good”.
“I know we all understand, the players as well. We have to give it a proper go in this game tomorrow. It’s against a team who we have played more often than any other team this season”.
“We know a lot about each other. We know it won’t be easy, but that’s not the most surprising information. We have to make sure we are ready and I know Anfield will be, then we have to do our part.”