Saints on point as Reds falter and lose ground in title defence

Liverpool will get it tough this season and must take the tough route to defend their Premier League title. This is no secret after they succumbed to a 1 nil defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night.

This is also the case as the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City are hot on their heels in the race for the 2020/21 Premier League title.

The Reds still top the table but will go down if notable contenders like Manchester United and Manchester City win their outstanding games. The Red Devils have a game in hand while the Citizens have two.

Liverpool’s woes were compounded by an early strike by Danny Ings, and this result is coming after two consecutive draws against the likes of West Brom and Newcastle. The ended 2020 on a low and have started 2021 poorly.

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Liverpool still have all to play for with a goal difference advantage against a second-placed Man United. The two teams will face each other at Anfield in the Premier League on January 18 and it promises to be a cracking game.

Although the Reds were boosted by the return of Thiago Alcantara, his presence wasn’t enough to salvage a point from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.

This result should come as a shock considering the Saints’ 4-game winless run which they ended against all odds against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Liverpool have not been spectacular in recent games and the loss is no major surprise.

Jurgen Klopp and his men will have to look forward to upcoming games as they search for maximum points that have eluded them recently.

The title race has gotten tougher and the other title contenders have proven that they are ready to take the fight to Jurgen Klopp and his men this season.

If anyone thought that the Reds would defend the Premier League title in style and with ease, they will be having a rethink at this time. Regardless, the Reds are still one of the major favorites for the title.