The Reds have won just one of their last seven Premier League games and have now lost six in a row at Anfield.
Klopp is going through
Jurgen Klopp says he’s going through one of his worst runs as a manager since Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Fulham on Sunday after Mario Lemina finished the first half. The Reds have won just one of their last seven Premier League games and are in the club’s record six losing streak at home in an English top race.
Title holders face huge loss
In the Champions League with just 10 games, but Klopp insists that his side will fight to turn the tide. Asked if this is one of his lowest points as a coach, Klopp told BBC Sport: “I would like to say no, but yes it is. It’s not a problem. I don’t always need to have better times. This team is an extreme team. We have been extremely successful and now we also have an extreme situation, but we will fight through.”
Despite the defeat of his side, Klopp feels that his side played well against Scott Parker’s side, who are currently the third bottom in the league.
“The obvious thing was missing, a goal and a clean slate. It was always clear that Fulham would give us big problems with the situation they are in and the one we are in. It was clear that we had to adapt. We started pretty well, we were straight and Mo [Salah] caused them problems, but we didn’t end the offshore situation. Fulham was good. Our backline was completely new. We had balls in the back where we had to run a lot because we weren’t high enough or just not in the right position and we conceded a goal. It has an impact. Usually I would say 1-0 down is not a problem, it’s a normal score and is one of three possible points, but of course that’s different for us at the moment. We had to step up and the boys did it. We started the second half well, created chances and didn’t score again.”
Liverpool are four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who have the game in hand as they welcomed Everton on Monday. Klopp’s team will be looking to finish their horrific home run and ensure they stay in the Champions League on Wednesday as they face RB Leipzig in Budapest in the return leg of their last tie-16.