Liverpool’s football suffering from comparisons to last season, says Klopp

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino celebrates with his teammates after scoring his goal during the Uefa Champions League Group Stage football match n.3 LIVERPOOL- CRVENA ZVEZDA on 24/10/2018 at the Anfield Road in Liverpool England

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino celebrates with his teammates after scoring his goal during the Uefa Champions League Group Stage football match n.3 LIVERPOOL- CRVENA ZVEZDA on 24/10/2018 at the Anfield Road in Liverpool England

However, the focus for Klopp and his men this weekend will be Fulham and securing three points having also been held by Arsenal last time out in the Premier League.

England are now two points behind group leaders Spain, who they beat 3-2 last time around thanks to a brace from Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford.

Klopp also pointed out that it is going to take something extra special for any other club to snatch the league title from Guardiola and co.

"It feels a bit like this season can only be a success if we become champions". That's why we could have had more points last season.

"When Jordan is not available we always miss him". First and foremost, we really have to admit to ourselves a lot of things are better than past year. "It's all about a reaction from Tuesday now, but Fulham on Sunday is a tough job to do now".

"We go for everything but we have to build on our situation, to get more better and more confident".

Klopp argued Liverpool improved as last season progressed.

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He said: "In general, the shape is good, we played a lot of really good games".

In all competitions, Fulham have managed just one win in their 33 away visits to Liverpool (D9 L23), scoring just four times in their last 17 games at Anfield. "But our football so far (this season) has been pretty successful", he added.

Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham team with the Premier League's worst defensive record.

Liverpool are expecting Joe Gomez to be fit to face Fuham this weekend, with all of Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita pushing for a starting spot.

"This is a really unusual situation for Fulham, I can really imagine how they feel".

Jokanovic led Fulham to promotion via the play-offs in May and less than five months later is under mounting pressure, with Fulham's former captain and current first-team coach Scott Parker linked with the manager's post should, as some expect, Jokanovic be sacked during the worldwide break which follows Sunday's visit to Liverpool. Their football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused City a lot of problems (in a 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat).

"I said Van Dijk was the best defender in the world at the moment [before the game]", Owen told BT Sport on Tuesday night.

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