Fabio Borini believes that the international break will give the Reds the opportunity to reset their poor start to this campaign and show their fans and critics that they are more than one season wonders and should be considered as serious title challengers.
"The feeling here is that we have 10 days to work hard and focus on ourselves," the striker told Liverpool's website. We can work hard on what we need to do to improve and take that into the game against Crystal Palace and then Ludogorets.
"We’ve got to focus on the positives and return to winning ways. We need to find confidence and belief, focus on us first and be really concentrated on what we do. We need to just pass all the rest because that’s how you perform well."
It's an interesting thought. Normally the international break is a time that most managers could do without. It breaks up any rhythm and often results in players returning to their club injured. However for Brendan Rodgers right now, it's an opportunity to review where the team are and just what needs to be done to get the Reds back on track.
Injuries to key players such as Daniel Sturridge certainly haven't helped Liverpool continue on from where they left off last season. The free-flowing football that was the DNA of Liverpool FC last year has all but disappeared to be replaced by a team that appear to have no real idea as to how they are expected to go out and win football matches.
Getting the team back on plan has to be Rodgers main focus for the 10 days that he doesn't have to worry about league or cup football of any kind. All he has to do is to sit down with his coaching staff and use this time to draw up a plan to move forward.
As Fabio Borini summarises: "‘We played better [against Chelsea] than we had in the previous league games. But to lose 2-1 is obviously a disappointment. We can’t be happy about a loss in the league, especially against one of the contenders for the league and one of our rivals.
"But there are positives - the way we played and the way we started the game, which was a lot better than what we did in the games before that."
With Crystal Palace up next at Selhurst Park, Liverpool football club and Fabio Borini will be hoping that Brendan Rodgers and his team have indeed found the missing spark that can re-ignite their Premier League and Champions League dreams.
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