Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
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Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

You ask me very positive things about winning and then I answer: 'Yes, but we could have done that better....' We don't want to lose and you always have to show a reaction after a defeat; that's obvious.

They've improved at the back a thousand times over since this time a year ago, and as a result, they are once again genuine title contenders.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "The season so far-wise, points-wise in the Premier League, has been really successful".

"For the weekend they are all available", Klopp said of the trio. We nearly took it without saying at times that if Liverpool tightened up at the back, they'd go on to dominate European football for the next several decades and beyond.

"You can not compare. We have to do it by ourselves".

A decent-priced option is Liverpool to win and both teams to score at [2.46].

Owner Shahid Khan has rubbished any suggestions that Jokanovic's reign is coming to an end at Fulham, but a seventh successive Premier League defeat at Anfield might signal the beginning of the end for the enigmatic Serb. The football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused City problems in the Carabao Cup.

"After the Huddersfield game, I told them, 'Listen, I am great, I'm a fantastic coach.' I did a fantastic job with my staff and the analysts because everything we expected, we found it during the game". It was open, fast paced, end-to-end.

It's going to be a really hard game, we all know that. That time came on Tuesday night. Centre-back Dejan Lovren has recovered from an illness that kept him out of Liverpool's shock 2-0 defeat to Red Star in the Champions League. Given both the team's trajectories, Fulham can not realistically expect to win on Sunday.

It's precisely that attitude, though, that was their undoing away from home. Their previously admirable resolve did not save them on this occasion.

But look, it's easy to overreact to a horrific result. Of course, you'd accept not being the most exciting team going forward if it means you're in contention for trophies you previously wouldn't have been able to get near.

While Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to victories in eight home Premier League games against newly-promoted teams, Fulham have taken only one point from their last 18 Premier League games against the Big Six sides (W0 D1 L17).

There's every chance Belgrade was just a blip in what has been an impressive season so far.

Players are not allowed to give speeches in these types of team meetings, the Liverpool boss said, insisting "there's only one real assessment that counts and that's mine".

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