Bringing ability to win ugly to Anfield crucial to sealing top-four finish

 4 May 2017

Liverpool have rediscovered the art of grinding out victory to secure vital successes on the road, and Jurgen Klopp’s side must now replicate this ability to win ugly at Anfield.

Before the recent win at Stoke City, Klopp demanded his side forget about playing the “Liverpool way” and instead produce whatever it takes to secure the wins needed for a top-four finish.

That instruction has certainly been followed, with the Reds claiming three consecutive away victories – at Stoke, West Brom and Watford – in the very style critics say we can’t.

The wins were as delightful as they were vital, but most pleasing was the manner they arrived, with Klopp’s men proving they can win ugly when required.

Such results have been dug out on the road throughout the season, but at Anfield, it’s been a different story.

All or nothing at Anfield

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have been solid if unspectacular at home this season, with 11 wins, four draws and two losses from 17 games making for the Premier League’s fourth-best home record.

In most of those games the Reds have blitzed opponents on the way to securing three points.

But on the occasions an alternative route to victory has needed to be found – mostly against less-fancied sides – Liverpool have too regularly been foiled and dropped valuable points.

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