Thiago, the Liverpool midfielder, said that his team is still suffering from the failure of the quadruple show last season, as the team continues to suffer this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lifted the Carabao Cup and FA Cup last season and were just two games away from completing an unprecedented four titles before finishing second in the Premier League on the final day and losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris.
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However, Liverpool have looked like a different team this season and dropped to ninth in the Premier League – 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United – after a goalless draw against Chelsea on Saturday.
Thiago said Liverpool were affected by the physical and mental toll of last season’s marathon run of 63 matches – their highest in a single match.
“We are in a great position for the Champions League and the FA Cup,” said Thiago. “We are not in the position we want to be in the Premier League, but we are there.
“Now we are in our reality where we have to play game after game. Try to add those three points it will help us go as high as possible. Our target is the next game. It’s not about to be in the top four or be in the Europa League. We only think about the game. next.
“We have to be together as a team. Not only in the bad moments. In the good moments too.
“Definitely [last season’s finish affected us]. It’s not just about material things. It’s also a psychological thing. We were so close to winning it all. We just touched him but he went too far.
“Last season I had one of the greatest seasons I’ve had in my life. This season isn’t one of the best seasons, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a season, it’s a challenge. I think we’ve got great quality and great guys to sort it out and we’re going to do it.”
Liverpool will next meet Brighton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, looking for revenge after losing 3-0 at Amex Stadium on January 14.