This weekend, Liverpool took on 17th-placed Luton Town and failed to come out with three points as they settled for a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.


Liverpool are currently sitting third in the league table with 24 points from eleven games and a win against Luton Town could have taken them to second place, just one point off league leaders Manchester City.




Aldridge believes that Liverpool have made a habit of struggling against smaller teams, as he believes that those sides treat the game against the Reds like a cup final.


He pointed out that Liverpool have no problem turning up against top teams in the league and believes that the Merseyside club should start giving the same importance to the smaller teams as they do to the big sides.



“We go to Newcastle, go 1-0 behind, go to all these places and get results”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.


“We were unlucky at Tottenham, but playing the lesser sides since last year I don’t know what goes on.



“All due respect to them, one thing they have got is fight.


“It is their cup final, playing Liverpool, but we’ve got to overcome it.


“Manchester City will go to Luton and win 4-0, and that’s what we can’t do.


“They might go to Newcastle and lose, but these lesser teams they beat.


“They need to start treating them like they are the bigger teams, because we’ve got something in our DNA at the moment that’s stopping us from beating them.”


Liverpool will take on Toulouse on Thursday in the Europa League before facing Brentford at Anfield at the weekend.