James Milner says Liverpool have to “kick on” in 2021 after two disappointing draws left Manchester United breathing down their necks at the top of the Premier League.
“It’s important that we need to kick on now and try to get a few three-pointers.”
Liverpool have already dropped as many points in 16 matches this season as they did in the whole of the previous campaign, when they became English champions for the first time in 30 years.
The unique circumstances of the 2020/21 campaign, with its lack of a proper pre-season and a compressed schedule as a result of coronavirus, meant a repeat of Liverpool’s runaway success was never likely.
But Milner accepts they could still have done better despite their defensive injury crisis.
Milner said, “There’s points we’ve dropped this season where we feel we could have done better but to still be in the mix going into the New Year is good, especially with the problems we have.”
“We are disappointed not to get the three points (at Newcastle) but we want to get back on the winning track as soon as possible.”