Going to the home game against Tottenham last week Saturday, there were no high expectations about a home win because the Reds had just won only once in ten matches since the turn of the year.
January was a tough month as they exited both domestic cup competitions while losing ground for the race for that Champions League.
Managed by Jurgen Klopp and his heavy metal football, Liverpool looked jaded after suffering the results of their high intensity football, but the win against Tottenham and a 2 week break before their next fixture offers a perfect chance to right the wrongs of January and move ahead in their quest for a successful season.
Aided by the impressive Saido Mane, Liverpool looked like scoring every time they moved forward against Pochettino’s men, and would have counted themselves unlucky not to thump Tottenham, who have been exceptional in a defensive term all season.
Mane scored twice and could have had a hat trick or a quadruple, but for some committed shot stopping by Hugo Lloris. They are free for two weeks, and are heading to Spain for a five day warm weather camp, where they could recharge their batteries and make a late push for the Champions League or even the title.
The big teams have not been their problem, but finding motivation against the smaller teams is a major concern. No team has a better record than Liverpool against the top 6 this season, but the smaller teams have been a major stumbling block. This break can do wonders for them, and when they come back, they will come out guns blazing.