Steven Gerrard anticipates that Jurgen Klopp’s squad will have a solid end to the 2022–23 campaign.
When play resumes next Thursday against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard believes the Reds will come out firing.
The Reds have had a poor start to the season, winning just six of their 14 Premier League games thus far and currently occupying the sixth spot in the standings.
Despite coming in second place in their group, Klopp’s team advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League, setting up an exciting matchup with Real Madrid.
The Reds will play Manchester City in their first game back after the six-week break caused by the World Cup in Qatar because they have advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
On Boxing Day, Liverpool will play in a Premier League match against Gerrard’s old team, Aston Villa, before hosting Leicester City on December 30.
The former Redskins quarterback has no worries that his former team will perform at their peak when they return to action and believes they can utilize this time as a second preseason.
“It’s a chance to put in a lot of effort on the practice field and reset some things. Although Jürgen and his team are undoubtedly making many tactical preparations, this is also a chance for some much-needed recuperation.
I’m hoping that Liverpool comes flying out of the blocks. They’ve played a lot of football over the last few years and were involved in every competition last year.
Key players have had time to relax and heal, and because players who participated in the World Cup should return with confidence and in high physical condition.
I anticipate a tremendously strong second half of the season. The Reds should have a tremendously great, thrilling season finale.”
In preparation for their match against City next week, Liverpool spent a portion of the midseason break in Dubai.
Last Sunday, the Reds played Lyon in a friendly. Even though the Reds lost 3-1 as a result of a brace from Alexandre Lacazette and a goal from Bradley Barcola in the second half, it was a chance for Klopp’s team to get some much-needed playing time.
Liverpool play AC Milan today despite having spent the whole of the previous week in the Middle East with Darwin Nunez available.