Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has disagreed with the recent criticism over Liverpool’s performances and believes they are not ‘playing poorly’.
Liverpool have failed to register a win in their last five Premier League games and their 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield came to an end this week following a 1-0 defeat to Burnley.
The result has left Premier League champions six points behind the Red devils in the title race.
But ahead of United’s FA Cup game with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, Fernandes believes the Reds are still performing well enough to win matches.
‘I think teams have moments,’ Fernandes told the club’s official website. ‘I don’t think Liverpool are playing poorly. I think they don’t win and this is the point.
‘When teams don’t win, everyone talks about that. When players don’t score, everyone talks about that.
‘I feel that on me because I know the standard is high, because I arrived and I scored a lot of goals and make a lot of assists, and everyone is wanting goals and assists from me.
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‘It is the same, everyone expects goals from [Mohamed] Salah, from [Roberto] Firmino and from [Sadio] Mane. They are not scoring in the last games and it starts feeling like, ‘oh, they are not playing well’. They create, they play, but the other teams are playing better and, as I said before, they have more qualities to play.
‘Every team goes there to play maybe without the pressure of the fans. Teams play a little bit more comfortably and, as I say, I think it is a moment.
‘We don’t have to look at that moment because big teams and big players can show in every moment.’