Slowly but surely, Liverpool are losing grip on the Premier League title race.
Jurgen Klopp's men were 10 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table on December 30 and brushing aside everyone in their path.
But 10 points dropped in their last six league games - four of which ended in draws - has allowed City to claw their way back and overtake them.
With nine games remaining of the season, City are one point above Liverpool on 71 points and have a superior goal difference of +56. They arguably have an easier set of remaining fixtures, too.
Liverpool need to get back to winning ways and fast, otherwise they risk extending their title drought to 29 years.
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Sunday's 0-0 draw against Merseyside rivals didn't help matters and it has to be said the Reds were far from their best at Goodison Park.
And yet, in his post-match press conference, Klopp decided to blame the wind for his side's stale performance.
"A wild opponent and - I know people don't like it when I say this - the wind came from all different directions, you saw that in a lot of situations," the German said.
"It didn't help any football play, especially when the ball was in the air which it was a lot. In a game that was tough to control because of those things, we had three or four really big chances."
Klopp is gradually building a reputation for coming up with rubbish excuses when Liverpool underperform and now a video has emerged showing some of his worst.
Here's what he's said in the past:
VS. WEST BROM, APRIL 2018
"I've said it already a few times and I know how people think when I said it, but the pitch got dryer and dryer. It's not an advantage for the football-playing side."
VS. EVERTON, MARCH 2019
"It was a difficult game. Opponent and the weather circumstances didn't help as well, for a good football game in general. It was just a fight and we were ready for that fight."
VS. SOUTHAMPTON, JANUARY 2017
"First half was really difficult. Not sure if you felt it but the wind was really strange, difficult to handle. You saw one or two balls when [James] Milner... the ball stopped, in a moment where no one could really know about it."
VS. LEICESTER CITY, FEBRUARY 2019
"And then it started snowing and it made it not easier. The snow is actually not a problem, the only problem is if it stays on the pitch. That was actually the case. The ball didn't roll really and then if you have the ball pretty much for 70/80% of the time, then it makes life really uncomfortable."
VS. SOUTHAMPTON, MAY 2017
"The pitch was really dry. We gave it all the water we had and after 15 minutes it was really dry. And then the wind a little bit."
Wonder what excuse Klopp will come up with if Liverpool do end up losing to City in the Premier League title race.News Now - Sport News