Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool judged for not winning like Manchester City
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 11, 2018,
Nov 11, 2018, 8:55
An already intriguing match-up between two attack-minded teams - albeit with very different results - has added significance after Liverpool's 2-0 defeat at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Most of the fan base is hoping Slav can get us out this situation, but there is a feeling of frustration.
As a team, though, the Reds have scored just 21 in the league - 12 fewer than City.
Giving us our first ever win at Wembley is an achievement that will never be forgotten, no matter what happens in the future.
"We are here to get results like all the other teams as well".
"You have to remember our competitors are champions of last year and two years ago, and a refreshed Arsenal and Tottenham and Manchester United are still there - but we go for everything". Jean-Michael Seri is an incredible talent, but he's really struggled in recent games.
Which player should the Anfield crowd keep an eye on?
"I would really be an idiot", he said.
How do you expect Fulham to line up at Anfield?
Over 2.5 goals is the obvious pick at [1.29] with that mark exceeded in seven of Liverpool's 10 home games against teams outside the big six in 2018 and eight of Fulham's 11 league games having gone over 2.5.
Generally, we are at our best when we play the ball on the deck and get our full-backs forward so that they can hit the byline and get crosses in.
"While Klopp will be pleased that his team are able to grind out narrow victories, by now he would like to see them click into gear".
The good news is that Liverpool have Naby Keita back from injury after the Guinean made a return to training at the end of last week and is now in contention to make his fourth start in the Premier League.
"We have to make sure we are ready for that game".
Boss Slavisa Jokanovic insists he's not anxious about losing his job after going down 1-0 to Huddersfield last time out but the pressure will intensify if the Cottagers suffer a heavy defeat at Anfield this weekend. Jürgen Klopp feels Liverpool's fine start has not generated the positivity it merits due to the absence of last season's flowing football and the form of their rivals but a visit from the league's bottom club should lift the mood.
I'm clutching at straws, but hopefully, these factors will work in our favour and we will come away with a shock 1-1 draw.
Liverpool are looking to bounce back from the humiliating defeat in Serbia and it is likely that Fulham will have to bear the brunt of that reaction.