Four reasons why Liverpool still can win the Premier League this season

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Liverpool FC, Andrew Robertson
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It is crucial to consider how important Andrew Robertson is to this club.

Since Liverpool FC’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, the Reds have been without one of the world’s best backs. Not just in terms of defending, but both he and Trent Alexander-Arnold are vital in the team’s attack and, more specifically, counter attacks.

He is a brilliant player who creates both chances for LFC and headaches for the opposition. His suspension now, unfortunately, will roll over into the team’s upcoming EPL match versus Chelsea FC due to the postponement of the Leeds United match due to COVID-19. However, the defense is not the same without him, and something must change moving forward.

Outside of Virgil van Dijk, someone must step up at the center-back position.

Most recently, the Reds’ stalwart defender Virgil van Dijk returned after missing time due to COVID-19. His leadership was sorely missed, and despite the team only conceding one goal yesterday – that one score was the difference.

Specifically, Jürgen Klopp needs to have a heart-to-heart conversation with Joel Matip, who has been out of position more often than not in recent affairs. Something must change, whether it gives more starts to Ibrahima Konaté or the out-of-favor Joe Gomez. If the means to get better is not currently on the roster, then January’s transfer window is the time for LFC to spend the money to do whatever it takes to stay in the race for the EPL. This year, Liverpool’s road to a potential title is windy but still attainable, given the right actions are taken sooner rather than later on multiple fronts.