By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov.
Liverpool find themselves in no mans land as we creep closer to the midway point of the season, sitting in 11th place seven points above the relegation zone and seven points behind 4th placed West Ham Utd. Next up is Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon; 4pm kick off UK time.
Liverpool won the corresponding fixture last season 5-1 with braces from Skrtel and Sterling and one from Sturridge, with Arteta scoring a consolation for the Gunners from the penalty spot. That was our first victory over Arsenal at Anfield in seven league games and it’s the kind of performance we can only dream about witnessing this season.
The Reds suffered their seventh league defeat of the season following the 0-3 defeat to Manchester Utd at Old Trafford last Saturday and our points tally of 21 from 16 games is one fewer than at the same stage of Rodgers’ first season in charge and one point less than what Hodgson achieved in his first 16 games in 2010/11. It’s our lowest points tally at this stage of the campaign of any Premier League season:
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