Liverpool have dropped points to Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland, even many of their own fans feel that their team have a problem against sides that defend with many players, but Jurgen Klopp chooses to see the glass more than half full, instead of half empty.
Of the last few games we have played against teams lower down the league, we have won three and lost one and we still have the image that we lose all the time. If that were the case, how would we have 69 points? You cannot be fighting for a Champions League place without picking up more points than you lose over the course of a season
the German manager told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s home game against Southampton, as if saying that their wins over Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal are equally important, if not much more.
We might have been doing better against the top sides than those below them, but we are in the top four. We must have been doing a lot of things right
Klopp said. Even he, though, admitted that Anfield reacts differently depending on who’s visiting.
I really love the atmosphere at home. It’s number one. And if you are playing Manchester City, say, and you lose a challenge, the reaction is not that negative. But if you are playing Crystal Palace and you make a chance and don’t score, it’s like the end of the world. You can practically feel the stadium going, ‘oh my God, here we go again’
the German manager said, urging the Liverpool fans to “learn, even in the hard moments, that creating a chance is always positive. It shows you are playing in the right way”.