Fabinho thinks Liverpool have suffered a dip in form because teams are playing deeper against them

Fabinho has been impressive since joining Liverpool last summer

Liverpool have hit a blip recently.

When the Reds welcomed Leicester City on Wednesday night, the Reds had not dropped points to any team outside the top six.

However, that run was ended as they drew 1-1.

Jurgen Klopp's men then travelled to West Ham on Monday night knowing a win would preserve their five-point lead at the top of the table.

But, once again, the Reds put in a poor performance.

They eventually drew 1-1 but they could easily have emerged from the game as the losers.

There has been a lot of talk about Liverpool's form, with many believing their blip is down to nerves.

Fabinho has now given his take and he believes teams are now starting to sit very deep against them and that his side are struggling to find solutions.

"We have confidence," the Brazil international told ESPN. "We enjoyed a brilliant December, which was almost perfect, but now we have had this dip.

Liverpool drew 1-1 with West Ham on Monday night

"It is difficult to explain why this has happened. I believe that now teams who play against us sit very deep. We need to do things a little differently and maybe we aren't doing this - we are unable to find the spaces.

"Often, we want to go through the middle and it is difficult against physically strong and defensive teams. We need to find solutions and in these past few games we haven't."

He may well have a point.

Liverpool also drew against Leicester City last Wednesday

Andy Robertson was also asked what he thought was the reason for Liverpool's loss of form, and he blamed fatigue.

“Look, it’s a long season," he said, per the Guardian. "If you ask anyone in any league if they’re as fresh now as they were at the start of the season, they’ll say they’re not, because they’ve played 20, 25 games or whatever it is.

“Nobody’s going to be fresh at this time so it’s about preparing right and getting ready for the games so that our bodies feel good.

"We just need to keep going, we need to keep finding a spark that’s been missing in the past two games, but it’s about taking chances at the right time and keeping clean sheets, which we’ve failed to do in the last couple.”

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