Pundit fears Liverpool will 'fall apart' after confirmed news - 'I've been there'
Liverpool could “fall apart” at the end of the season if there is a mass buildup of games.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Reds’ schedule was rocked.
Due to the postponement of clashes against Wolves and Chelsea, as well as the international break, Liverpool will only play one Premier League game in September.
That game was 3 September’s 0-0 draw with Everton.
With Liverpool’s fixture list already packed ahead of the World Cup this winter, due to their participation in the Champions League, it is not yet clear when these postponed games will be played.
Kenny fears the fixture congestion could ruin the club’s chances of winning silverware.
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“The second half of the season is when the nitty gritty games are played,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“You don’t want games racking up at that point because it can have a major effect. ‘I’ve been there. I remember at Sheffield United during the 2002/03 season, we got to the FA Cup and League Cup semi finals.
“At the back end of the season, when it came to playoffs, were were goosed, it took its toll and we ended up losing 3-0.
“If it’s like that for Liverpool, which it might be because they are a brilliant side, then you fear for them becuase they could fall apart.
“That is what can happen when too many games build up. It’s going to be not nice for them. It depends how well they do in the cups, they might put them on the backburner because they can’t afford to play strong teams in the FA Cup.
“It’s a sacrifice but they need to be challenging for the likes of the Premier League and Champions League.”
Liverpool have won two Premier League games this season.
They sit six points off the top of the table.