Date published: Friday 9th November 2018 1:53
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has named two reasons why this season is not being viewed as a success despite the Reds being unbeaten in the Premier League.
Liverpool are just two points behind Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s clash with Fulham that forms part of a Big Weekend.
They have won just three of their last nine games in all competitions – with Tuesday’s defeat to Red Star Belgrade the nadir – and have come under criticism for a lack of brilliant football.
“The season so far, points-wise, is really successful but it doesn’t feel like that for two reasons,” said Klopp.
“The comparisons to last year’s free-flowing football – and Man City, Chelsea, maybe a few others play a really good season as well so it should not be a surprise for us.
“It feels like this season can only be a success if you become champions.
“That is in a year when our competitors are the champions of last year, two years ago and a refreshed Arsenal, a more experienced Tottenham, who have a similar number of points we have, and Manchester United turning around.
“It’s like we win a game and afterwards we have to say sorry we didn’t win it in a City way. We have space for improvement but no reason for any negative view on it.”