Mohamed Salah has vowed that Liverpool will “fight like champions until the very end” after their title defence stuttered further.
Liverpool lost 3-1 to Leicester on Saturday, in a game in which they made some costly errors.
It leaves them 13 points behind Manchester City, who also have a game in hand. Although there is still plenty of the season to go, some feel the title race is over already.
Liverpool were the dominant force in the Premier League last season, but have been unable to replicate that form this time around.
Injuries to key players have been a factor, but even so, few would have expected them to be this far off the pace.
While some may have given up hope that they can still compete for the title, Salah has promised their fans that they will keep doing all they can to close the gap.
The winger has been one of the brighter sparks of their season. He is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals.
However, he will need all his teammates to reach their best levels again if they are to retain a glimmer of hope of winning the title again.
Salah, though, believes Liverpool’s lacklustre spell should not overshadow their season and there is still time to make amends.
He tweeted: “It’s been a tough period for many reasons.
“We are champions and we will fight like champions, until the very end.
“We will not allow this season to be defined by the recent results we’ve had.
“That is my promise to all of you.”
Alexander-Arnold rebuffs criticism
Another Liverpool player to have spoken out in defence of the team following the loss to Leicester has been Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The full-back insisted that the champions have been playing well in recent weeks despite their mixed bag of results.
Even so, he admitted they “crumbled” in their loss to Leicester.