Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to change mindset at Anfield and arrest the decline

Liverpool haven’t won a game in Anfield since December and will be looking to change that against Aston Villa in their Premier League fixture on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@LFC
By Sreejith C R | Apr 10, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Liverpool take on Aston Villa on Saturday at Anfield and the Jurgen Klopp-led side are without victory in the last six games at their home ground. The last time they won a match at Anfield was a 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on December 17. Liverpool are currently seventh in the table with 49 points in 30 matches. They are three points behind fourth placed West Ham. And they will now be looking to close the gap as much as they can in the remaining games.

Jurgen Klopp acknowledges his team’s poor home form and how his team can arrest the decline.

“One of the main reasons is that there is no crowd in,” said Klopp. “There’s no doubt about that, but that’s a problem for a lot of teams.

“Apart from that, the reason we haven’t won home games is because we haven’t played well enough.

“Not in all of them – there were some home games when we lost when I thought in other times even without the crowd we would or should have won the game. But we didn’t.

“Now we have a losing streak of what, four games (Jurgen Klopp is told it’s actually six)… six games in a row? Wow. Okay. That’s long. We have to change that.

“But it’s not about how we can change that in training or whatever. We have to bring ourselves in the right mindset.”

Recent form also mixed

Liverpool had won three out of their last five Premier League games and had won three consecutive games in all competitions before a midweek Champions League 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid.

The Reds are looking to get into the top four in the Premier League Table. Klopp said he wants his team to squeeze everything that they can in the last few weeks.

Liverpool have been badly hit by injuries this season with the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and several others also temporarily sidelined.