Klopp talks about top-four race, explains Fulham setback; Lineker assessment

Jurgen Klopp-Liverpool

Liverpool’s struggles continued with a humiliating defeat against relegation-bound Fulham at Anfield. The defeat marked their sixth straight one at home and everything indicates that Reds are in deep waters.

However, The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he wasn’t concerned about the top-four race and only focused on the next game against Wolves.

“You can imagine that it is not really my concern at the moment.

“You have to ask, I understand that, but I cannot think about that. We have to win football games.

The German also offered his thoughts on the shock defeat against the Cottagers, stating that the Reds conceded a goal when they were playing well.

“We conceded a goal when we didn’t expect it and it was only a few moments before half time.

“We got more used to each other, played some good stuff, created chances but didn’t score.

“And the longer the game goes in our situation it is not that you get stronger and stronger, you get a little bit less. That is why we lost.”

It has been a whirlwind season for the defending champions and there are chances they could miss out on the champions League qualification if their purple patch extends.

Gary Lineker surprised by Reds’ poor form.

Gary Lineker is shocked to see the Reds derail midway through the season as they are currently seventh in the Premier League, four points off the fourth-placed Chelsea.

Lineker wrote: The mid-season collapse is one of the most surprising things I’ve seen in football…and I’ve seen a few. Extraordinary.”