Liverpool are targeting improvements at both ends of the pitch to ensure their difficulties in overcoming the Premier League’s so-called lesser sides don’t deal a fatal blow to their top-four hopes, according to Simon Mignolet.
The Reds’ run-in does not feature any meetings with the other sides that currently occupy the top seven places in the league but, on the evidence of their record so far this term, that is not necessarily good news.
Jürgen Klopp’s team went undefeated in 12 fixtures against their closest rivals but have four draws and five defeats to their name from the other 19 other games they contested thus far.
Joshua King’s late goal for Bournemouth extended that disappointing run on Wednesday evening at Anfield, but Mignolet insists he and his teammates have proven that they are capable of winning those types of fixtures.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think we showed against Burnley at home how we have to do it.
“Even there as well, we went behind, like yesterday, fairly early in the game but we responded well. We did [against Bournemouth], getting back up, and it’s about trying to see the game through, which unfortunately we didn’t do.