Poor performances were evident all over the pitch as the Reds surrendered their cushion at the top of the English top flight
If 2019 and 2020 were Liverpool’s, then 2021 has started with a warning.
Improvement is needed, and fast, if the Reds are to be celebrating again come May.
Here they are at the top of the league, still, but with problems. After a sloppy Christmas came a nervous New Year, and with it a second Premier League defeat of the season, a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Southampton, and their former striker Danny Ings.