Keep performing and we’ll get top four – Clyne remains upbeat despite disappointing draw

6 April 2017

Despite the disappointing draw against Bournemouth, Liverpool remain third in the Premier League with seven games remaining.

It was an up and down night for the Reds, going behind after Gini Wijnaldum‘s horror backpass, before recovering to take the lead thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.

Poor defending off a long throw with just three minutes remaining saw Liverpool’s Achilles heel continue to haunt them as they failed to clear the ball and allowed Josh King to poke home from close range.

But despite the manner of the draw, Liverpool are still in the driving seat for a top four finish – something that was the main aim for this season.

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne admits the draw was disappointing, but now the Reds must focus on getting three points at Stoke on Saturday.

“[We’re] disappointed, obviously. With us going behind and doing well to turn it round and getting into the lead, we looked like we were comfortable,” the defender said post-match.

“For them to come and score in the last minutes is difficult to take. But we’ve got to focus on the next game now.”

Liverpool – remaining fixtures:

Stoke City (A)
West Brom (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Watford (A)
Southampton (H)
West Ham (A)
Middlesbrough (H)

Liverpool’s remaining seven games are all against teams in mid-table or the bottom half and Clyne is confident that if Jurgen Klopp‘s side continue to perform as they have been, they will achieve the top four finish we all crave.

“There are no easy games in the Premier League,” he said. “Whether we do struggle the lower sides, we’re doing all we can on the field and in training to turn it around and win every game that we play in.

“There are seven more games left to play in and we’re confident that we can go into those games and get maximum points out of them.

“There are lots of points to play for and if we keep performing well like we did then we will get more victories and finish in the top four.”

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