Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has spoken about Liverpool’s recent form in the Premier League.

Liverpool have played six games since the restart of the 2019-20 Premier League season. However, the Reds have dropped points in three of those fixtures.

Ferdinand believes that Liverpool’s recent form is a result of winning the Premier League title last month.

Ferdinand told BT Sport, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo: “We saw the pictures all over social media from the night that they won the league.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that there is a one or two percent fall-off when you win the league because, unless you’ve got the Champions League coming up after, you normally just sit there and chill.

“I remember running past Wayne Rooney in a game once and he told me I stunk of alcohol, I said ‘yeah, I’ve been out all week’.”

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Before the Premier League season was suspended, Liverpool had only dropped points in two fixtures. They had also played 29 games at this particular point.

Liverpool have dropped points in three out of six games since the Premier League season restarted.

The aforementioned statistics highlight that Liverpool’s form right now is not quite as good as it used to be.

We agree with Ferdinand. Winning the Premier League title last month means that Liverpool ultimately don’t have much to play for.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have achieved what they needed to achieve. With that being the case, it would be fair to assume that the players are not as motivated as they once were.

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