Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has commented on what he feels is the side’s key flaw at the moment.
Gerrard seems determined for the Reds to have a successful next few months before he goes off on a new adventure having announced that he’s not renewing his contract at Anfield.
For Liverpool to achieve their goals, they have to revert to the form they showed last season, which Gerrard believes will be easier if they can cut basic errors out of their game.
“It’s been well documented we’re not in the league position we want to be in. The aim going forward is to put that right,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“I still believe we can break into the top four. There is a seven-point gap but we’ve got the talent to make that up.”
“We know where we’re going wrong. We’ve been conceding cheap goals and once we stop doing that we’ll move up the table.”
Liverpool have struggled over the first half of the campaign for many reasons but if they can start keeping more clean sheets then they will be well set to start attacking the top four.
A stronger defence gives them a greater chance of being able to snatch tight games through their attack, something Gerrard believes will be easier when important player Daniel Sturridge is back and available for selection.
“Everyone knows how important it will be to get Daniel Sturridge back fit and available. He’s such a big player for us.”
Cutting out sloppy errors should also help in terms of giving under pressure goalkeeper Simon Mingolet a bit of a boost in terms of his confidence.
The Belgian has looked low at times this season, but he was at his best in the last campaign when Liverpool were defending well, winning tight games and making the most of their creative and attacking players.
It may sound like an obvious statement from Gerrard but fewer cheap goals conceded will literally translate into more points.