Coming from behind to win games can is a useful quality for a team to have.
As well as scoring goals for fun in that period of fixtures – 24 of them in total – it hasn’t been plain sailing.
In two of those games, Liverpool fell behind and came back to win. Prior to their 3-2 win at Fulham, Liverpool conceded the first goal on six occasions. The amount of wins from those positions – zero. The amount of points gained from trailing 1-0 in those games, four.
Cardiff City at the weekend looked as though it could be a problematic fixture for the Reds, especially after Jordon Mutch, then Fraizer Campbell found the net for the Bluebirds.
But to go along with their best run of form, Liverpool seem to have found the ability to win after an early setback – which is a crucial element not only if the Reds are to lift the title this season, but in the long term.
Some may point to the two sides in question not being the best of opponents given they are currently scrapping for Premier League survival but every win brings the same reward.
Averaging four goals per game during this winning period will also add to any fear factor that Liverpool may be building at the moment. The ability to outscore the opposition, like in the 4-3 win against Swansea City, and in the 6-3 victory over Cardiff City shows that Liverpool don’t know when they are beaten – even if their defence has rightly come in for some criticism this season.
But the six points they have gained from losing positions during this run is a good habit to have. Winning after conceding can send out a big message to the rest of the league that if you go ahead against Liverpool – you’ll have to work incredibly hard to even hold onto it.
Though fans would inevitably prefer a procession, a regulation win, this quality that the Reds appear to have developed is no bad thing.