Liverpool are still at the top of the table after two back to back draw against Newcastle United and West Brom.
The previous champions of England had to handle a lot of injuries in this intense season.Liverpool
had many players injured at different spells this season but they remain at the top of the table with 3 points more than Manchester United. If United win against Aston Villa, they will have the same point as Liverpool.
It is enough reason for some to ciritcize Liverpool's performance this season but Lawrenson believes that the standards are so high that Liverpool are still being criticized despite being at the top.
f they were not creating chances then it would be a serious worry, but they are still making loads of them,”
Lawrenson told BBC Sport after seeing Liverpool drop points against West Brom and Newcastle over the festive period.
“If they had nicked a goal at Newcastle on Wednesday, which obviously they could and should have done, then they would have won, gone five points clear and everyone would be saying 'who is going to stop Liverpool now?'
“Instead, it is a case of 'well, they are only three points clear'. It's a fine line, that changes people's perceptions of how a team is doing when it really shouldn't do. I've spoken to Liverpool fans who tell me 'oh, we're not doing well at the moment, and we can't put away our chances'.
“Being serious though, teams don't win the league by 15 points every year. This is what usually happens with the ebb and flow over the course of a season when you are challenging for the title - and you have to remember Liverpool are not being beaten either. The reaction when they do drop points just shows you the standards they have set.”