Dejan Lovren says a lot can still happen between now until the end of the season and insists Liverpool are still very much in the race for the Premier League title.
The Reds are mounting a serious challenge for the title this term and the club are currently sitting second in the Premier League table with 44 points from 20 games.
However, Monday’s 2-2 draw at Sunderland halted their progress slightly, with Jurgen Klopp’s men missing the opportunity to put the pressure on leaders Chelsea.
Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane twice put the visitors ahead at the Stadium of Light, only for Jermain Defoe to convert two penalty kicks to ensure the struggling Black Cats took a share of the spoils.
Liverpool have three big fixtures coming up next, starting with Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
The first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final
against Southampton then takes place at St Mary’s on January 11 before the side travels to Old Trafford four day later to take on Manchester United.
However, Lovren insists there is still a long way to go for the Merseysiders this season. “There are so many games in front of us and in front of Chelsea.
We just have to concentrate on ourselves,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “We will have more ups and downs throughout the season.
We need to learn from the mistakes we made against Sunderland.” Liverpool are the 3.40 outsiders to pick up all three points at Old Trafford while the draw is priced at 3.30.
Jose Mourinho’s men, who have racked up five straight league wins, are 2.10 favourites.