Too little, too late: Three things we learned about Liverpool in draw v Southampton

COMMENT by Russell Edge

Liverpool laboured to a 0-0 draw with Southampton on Sunday in a tie which failed to live up to it’s pre-match billing.

Here, Football Insider analyses the three things we learned from the Reds’ stalemate with the Saints.

Slow starters

Liverpool are still pushing for a Champions League place but you would not have guessed it with their performance.

It was a really laboured showing and the Reds failed to create too many meaningful chances in a first half which would have sent fans to sleep after their Sunday dinners.

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They would have thought they were watching a Liverpool side settling for a mid-table position, not for a top-four spot.

Perhaps it comes down to the fact it is the end of the season, but Jurgen Klopp needs to sort out his slow starting side or risk being picked off by the opposition before the Reds get going.

Too little, too late

The game was screaming out for some creativity and fans will be mystified why Jurgen Klopp waited so long to introduce Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge to the fray.

The duo may not have had the desired impact but they managed to lift the fans at Anfield, which certainly appeared to boost the Reds’ performance.

Had they been introduced earlier, who knows what could have been?

Anfield a favourite for visitors

For the third home match in a row Liverpool have left without a win, and sides must be looking forward to playing in front of the Kop now.

Perhaps the Reds are under too much pressure playing at home, or maybe the opposition just sit back and wait for Liverpool to break them down.

Either way, they have struggled in front of their own fans which does not bode well ahead of next season, when they welcome European football once again.

In other Liverpool news, Emre Can has given an update on his contract talks with the club.

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