Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has called on the club to be more adventurous in their title pursuit.
The Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League crown last term as they ended the campaign two points behind North West rivals Manchester United.
Rafa Benitez's men lost just two games all season, fewer than any other club, but paid the price for 11 draws.
Spanish shot-stopper Reina accepts the same mistakes must be avoided this time around, and insists the Merseysiders remain in the race for top flight glory despite already suffering two early setbacks this season.
He said: "People say we have lost as many games this season as we did in the whole of last season. But last season our biggest problem was drawing games.
"Those draws meant that we could have drawn the two games that we lost, gone unbeaten in the league all season, but still not won it.
"I would rather have lost six of those 11 games and won the other five. Then we would have finished level on points with Manchester United and maybe have won it on goal difference.
"People can point to defeats, but I feel it's draws that make it more difficult."
He added: "One thing that became clear to everyone at the club before this season started was that we must take more risks if we want to win the league. Even if it means losing a few more games, particularly at home.
"In the short-term that may disappoint a few people but in the long term, it's better to cut out the draws.
"In a league where there is three points for a win, for teams trying to win the title, it's definitely draws that make it more difficult."