Jari Litmanen: Liverpool have too much quality to continue to struggle

Former Liverpool forward is backing the Reds to improve in the coming weeks

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jari Litmanen believes Liverpool have the quality to bounce back from a difficult start to the season.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are languishing in 11th place in the Premier League table after suffering five defeats in 11 top-flight outings already this term.

A lot of things can happen. There are bad runs, there are good runs

Jari Litmanen

But former Liverpool forward Litmanen is confident that the Reds can claw back the deficit on their top-four rivals over the course of a long season.

“Liverpool have quality players and a quality squad,” Litmanen said. “So it’s just a question of time and when things turn up. I’m confident.

“In the long-term, we’re talking about a season which lasts for 38 games. A lot of things can happen. There are bad runs, there are good runs. Obviously for self-confidence, it will be good to have a regular dose of those good moments.

“If you look at the Premier League, the only club who can really say that they can be dominant this year is Chelsea. All the rest can have a bad day.”

He added: “If the results are not good, then the international [break] can help, because those players who are away can focus on something else by being with the national side.

“Those who are staying at Melwood can prepare for the coming games. They might have a day off and then have a good run at training.”

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