Things seemed to be going so well for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp this season, with the Reds fighting high in the table and challenging for the title, but a swift decline has left the Reds in a heap of trouble.
Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have struggled across all competitions- requiring a replay and a narrow victory against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup and exited the League Cup last night, with Southampton securing a 2-0 aggregate victory.
It’s seen Liverpool’s chances of success diminish vastly and the Reds will be concerned about a potential upset in the FA Cup this weekend, as they clash with a Wolves side who have already taken a Premier League scalp in the competition this season.
Unfortunately, Liverpool come into the game in what’s remarkable their worst start to a calendar year in over two decades.
1 – Liverpool have won just one of their seven games in 2017 so far, their worst start to a calendar year since 1993. Slump.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 26, 2017
The Reds’ only win this month came against fourth-tier Plymouth in the replay of the FA Cup third-round, with Klopp’s men dropping Premier League points to Sunderland, Manchester United and Swansea, although the latter was their only league defeat.
The two losses against Southampton take Liverpool’s overall record this month to an awful looking one win, three draws and three defeats- far from the form they need if they’re to return to Europe’s elite competition.