Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson insists there’s enough games left to get into the title race.
A difficult start of the campaign has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side already lose four times in 14 top-flight games – double the number of such defeats over the entirety of last season – to stand seven points adrift of the Champions League places and a mammoth 15 behind runaway leaders Arsenal.
While the Reds have a game in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, their tally of 22 points is their lowest at this stage of a campaign since 2014/15 when they ended up finishing sixth.
“After Christmas we have to do the only thing we know and fight for everything as if our lives depend on it and see if we can start climbing that Premier League table,” said the left-back. “We’ve always fought for everything that we have got and that will be no different this season. Yes, it’s not been a great start but it can always turn around. There are enough games on our side to do that.
“We have to go step-by-step and game by game just now and we can’t look too much at the league table. We know we’re not where we want to be and that we’ve been disappointing this season but hopefully we can get a run of results together and start climbing the league and chasing the teams ahead of us.
“We’re in the position we’re in because we’ve not shown consistency. Consistency is key and that’s what the teams at the top have shown. Arsenal and Man City have shown consistency and that’s why they’re in the positions they’re in.”
Robertson added: “There have been some below-par performances from us, no doubt, but the only way to find consistency is to keep fighting. You don’t turn into a bad player overnight. We need to get good results then back it up, and then back it up again and back it up again.
“That’s when we were at our best, when we were winning 10 to 12 games, picking up points in all of them and we kept going and going. Then we’d get a setback, we bounced back and went on another run and that’s what we need to do again.”