Klopp: Two reasons Liverpool’s season feels unsuccessful


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.”