Thiago has come in for some recent criticism after the draw with Manchester United and I find that very harsh.

People questioning his role in the side if he suits Liverpool's style.

He’s only played three times in the league since he’s come back and it’s at a time when the front three aren’t clicking.

You can’t put it on Thiago, no chance. He’s such a gifted player and so lovely to watch. No, I’m not having it. Assess him at the end of the season.

However, we do tend to try and walk the ball in. When these things happen, something’s got to go in off someone’s backside or take a deflection.

We should be taking more pop-shots from outside the box, from 20-yards, because we’re over-playing it at times. We’re playing it too much when they have ten men behind the ball.

You get your head up and smash it, it takes a deflection when the goalkeeper is going one way and it goes in.

You get a bit of luck, you get what you deserve and it’s a different slant on the game. We need to realise we have players who can do that.

Expect changes

I think Jurgen might make a few changes against Burnley. Games are coming thick and fast with United again at the weekend then Tottenham and West Ham. Three away games after this.

I don’t know what he’ll do but he’ll mix it up a little bit. He needs to. Hopefully Matip is fit and he can release Henderson in midfield.

He can’t release Fabinho because he’s been player of the season. He has to stay in defence until we get more people back in that position.

I think it’s strange he hasn’t looked at Minamino with Firmino below his best. I thought he might have got 25 minutes at least against United but for some reason he’s not getting the time. I don’t know why, only Jurgen knows.

Deja vu

The current situation is similar to the one the side I was part of in 1988/89 faced. We had key players missing and struggled right up to Christmas.

There was me, Ian Rush and Peter Beardsley fighting for two places. We weren’t as fluid as we had been the season before when we won the league.

But then all of a sudden in January, we got a result somewhere and we hit a run where no-one could stop us. If you look back, you’ll see the run that we had was remarkable.

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We got the belief back but then Hillsborough happened and it went to the last kick of the season.

In other seasons, we would have won the league without a doubt, without that happening, because it was all crammed in at the end.

We had such a run and that’s what needs to happen now. It has to happen now.

The lads have got to realise how good they are and get that one result, whether it’s a freaky 1-0 win or whatever it is and then get clicking.