Jurgen Klopp’s Interesting Reason Why Liverpool Struggled Against Fulham

Jurgen Klopp’s Interesting Reason Why Liverpool Struggled Against Fulham

  • Klopp seemed to blame the ‘dry’ pitch for Liverpool’s frustrating 2-2 draw against Fulham on Saturday
  • The Reds never took control of the game and had to come from behind twice to salvage a draw at Craven Cottage
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice but Liverpool levelled matters through Darwin Nunez and then Mo Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp subtly blamed the state of the pitch for his side’s 2-2 draw against newly-promoted Fulham.

The Cottages twice took the lead in front of their own fans but Liverpool fought hard to claim a draw thanks to Mohammed Salah’s sixth successive goal in his side’s opening league game of the season.

It was last season’s top scorer in the Championship Aleksandar Mitrovic who proved to be the menace for Liverpool in the game as he scored twice against the 2021/22 Premier League runners up.

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Mitrovic, Alexander-Arnold
Aleksandar Mitrovic scores their side's first goal from a header whilst under pressure from Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool at Craven Cottage. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Speaking to BT Sport after the game, a visibly irritated Klopp admitted his side were not at their best and ‘played into Fulham’s cards’.

“We got a point from a really bad game from my side so now it’s a question of ‘How can that happen?’
“The attitude was not right in the beginning and then we wanted to fight back but it wasn’t easy any more.
“The pitch was dry, stuff like this, we played really in their cards most of the time.

Klopp went on to say the result was “fine” but his side had loads of room for improvement.

Of excuses and Klopp

The Liverpool boss has over time developed an infamous reputation of finding something to point a finger at after a frustrating result.

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In the past, Klopp has gone on record to blame factors like wind, COVID-19, snow, even heat for his team’s drab performances at times.

The Reds will have some time to reflect and find their spark again as they do not play until August 15, when they face Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.

Source: Sports Brief News