Liverpool struggling in attack could jeopardize their Premier League prospects, says Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool’s dominance in the Premier League has been marred by their inefficiency in converting scoring chances into goals. Despite leading in shots, big chances created, and Expected Goals, they have been less clinical in finishing compared to their title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City. The recent draw with Manchester United highlights their wayward finishing that could potentially cost them the season. This season, Liverpool have encountered three meetings and 87 shots against Manchester United but have failed to secure a victory.

The draw at Old Trafford echoed their FA Cup loss at the same venue, characterized by missed opportunities and mistakes at the other end, damaging their potential points tally. While they lead in shots taken and big chances created in the Premier League, their finishing has been lacking, with the highest number of big chances missed in the league and a low ranking in shooting accuracy. There is concern over their inability to capitalize on their attacking play, and notable players like Nunez have missed crucial scoring opportunities. Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, acknowledged the need for improved clinical finishing, observing that an extra touch could have made a difference.

He emphasized the importance of remaining calm and focused, recognizing the challenges ahead in the title race. Despite acknowledging the room for improvement, Klopp acknowledged that the goals scored have contributed to their current position and expressed the need to build on that but stressed the importance of being more clinical in finishing.

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