Three stats that prove Liverpool will bounce back by beating Boro
Although the wheels have not yet come off Liverpool’s season, one point from the last six available has shown how the bolts keeping them on are wiggling a little loose.
In Jurgen Klopp they have a manager on hand with the necessary spanner to tighten them up, but the German needs to act quickly to ensure a loss at Bournemouth and a draw at home to struggling West Ham will not prove to be two key events as the Merseysiders look for a first ever Premier League title.
Ordinarily, such results would not be seen as a major issue, But with Chelsea having won nine matches on the spin and Arsenal having also shown title-winning form of late, there is a danger that any more slips will render the gap between Liverpool and the summit of the division too great to bridge.
So, travelling to Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium has suddenly become a crucial game in the club’s season. The newly-promoted Teessiders have made a solid, if unspectacular, start to their first campaign back in the top flight, but impressive draws at Manchester City and Arsenal show that they are somewhat set-up to take advantage of the bigger boys.
However, we think Liverpool will get back to winning ways in the North East, and here are THREE stats to back that up…