Liverpool star – we are mullering the opposition

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has refused to panic despite poor results of late, claiming that the Reds can still finish in the top four.

The Anfield outfit’s season has taken a sideways step over the last couple of weeks, with only one point picked up from their last three fixtures.

Defeats against West Ham and Manchester United were compounded by a draw against newly promoted Norwich last time out.

Pressure is starting to build on Brendan Rodgers as a result, but Clyne has stated that the performances the team have been putting in have been good.

“No-one is panicking – we have just been unlucky with the results over the last couple of weeks,” the England international told The Mirror.

“When we played against Norwich last Sunday, the performance was there. We had 23 shots on goal. We absolutely mullered them.

“The football is there and the goals will come. That’s why I still believe we can contend for fourth spot.

“There is a lot of quality in our squad. It is still very early in the season and there are a lot of points to play for.”

Liverpool face Aston Villa today and the Merseyside club’s fans will be praying for three points to avoid the team falling further afield of the league’s leading teams.

Of the new faces to arrive at Anfield over the summer, Clyne has been a rare solid performer and has seemingly solved the problem right-back berth from last season.