Liverpool’s former right-back Glen Johnson has urged Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side to “dig in” and take that final step which Johnson and his teammates couldn’t manage in 2013/14.
Now retired, Johnson was back on Merseyside last weekend for Liverpool’s legends game against AC Milan at Anfield.
Johnson spoke after the legends game about how he felt Brendan Rodgers’ 2013/14 squad were unlucky in failing to secure the league title and his hopes that Klopp’s side doesn’t suffer the same fate.
“We were good enough to win that league as well that season but unfortunately we fell a step short. Hopefully, these guys can dig in and take that one step further.
“I think both teams will drop points. City have got the squad to cope with a heavy schedule but I think Liverpool need to just focus on themselves the way they have been and fingers crossed City will drop more points than them.
“It’s much easier to watch when they’re playing well and winning most weeks. It’s been enjoyable and fingers crossed they can get over the line.”
Johnson was also asked for his opinion on The Reds’ current right-back and local lad, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“He’s got bundles of potential to improve.
“He’s only 20 years old so he’s far from the finished article and what he can become from the position he’s in now is exciting.
“[The full-backs] are two key players for the way they play at the moment so fingers crossed they stay fit and healthy and keep performing the way they are.”
Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield on Sunday as they look to keep their title challenge on track with another win in what is sure to be a very tough game.
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