Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool judged for not winning like Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool judged for not winning like Manchester City

'If we are confused, scared and play like kids, it's not easy. That's why I don't do it (talk to the players) directly after a game.

Liverpool are also unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League home game, their longest such run since August 2009 (31 games), while Fulham are failing to keep a clean sheet even.

Jose Mourinho's side sit eighth in the Premier League table but they can close the gap on the top four to four points with a repeat of last years thrilling 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium.

"The season so far, points-wise, the Premier League season, is really successful".

"The whole game was kind of unusual".

Tottenham's win at Crystal Palace today means they have moved level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool with the trio all just two points behind City in the table.

"I know it's not easy playing against a really fast counter-attack like their three front players, but we must look for our chance, be fearless, and show the mentality at the end, for fighting, for running with them, for challenging with them, and for a chance to win".

"We don't want to lose football games, you always have to show a reaction, that's clear".

"We have a wonderful perspective, it's all good", he said.

"I can really imagine how they feel in the moment - the football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused [Manchester] City problems in the Carabao Cup... it's been really good football in a lot of moments". We have to build on our situation, get better, get confidence. But reviewing and seeking continuous improvement and progression also involves making sure you don't risk damaging a really positive situation. Maybe a few people are surprised Arsenal is a good team.

The Switzerland global told the club's official website: "I think you take it game to game, not to look and think "in four weeks we play against this team".

Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham team with the Premier League's worst defensive record.

Indeed, Liverpool FC have scored 25 times in those eight games to suggest that the Reds should ease to victory by a three-goal margin against Fulham on Sunday lunchtime.

Daniel Sturridge has had a hand in five goals in his last three Premier League games against Fulham for Liverpool (4 goals, 1 assist).

Liverpool are expecting Joe Gomez to be fit to face Fuham this weekend, with all of Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita pushing for a starting spot.

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