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Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

Jokanovic's side started with some promise, beating Burnley 4-2 and drawing with Brighton and Watford, but they are on a five-match losing run in the Premier League by an aggregate 16-3.

"This game is a big challenge, really, for all of us". The season so far point-wise is really successful but it doesn't feel like that - comparison with free-flowing football last season in a few games, and City and Chelsea playing a good season.

Fulham head to Liverpool tomorrow and Jokanovic's position will be under increased scrutiny after his latest comments, which followed Monday's defeat away to Huddersfield Town.

'We didn't make enough effort; normally you lose the game and this defeat is ugly, because we can do more things'.

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Klopp said the perception of Liverpool's 2017-18 campaign, in which they scored 135 goals in all competitions, had affected assessments of his side's season so far.

"When Jordan is not available we always miss him", the Liverpool boss said.

"We win a game then afterwards we have to say sorry that we did not win it in the City way so, whatever, I get that we have space for improvement but there's no reason for a negative view on it".

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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.

"I can really imagine how they feel in the moment - the football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused [Manchester] City problems in the Carabao Cup... it's been really good football in a lot of moments".

"You will never score a goal against a team like Fulham if you go to win the game with the wrong attitude and think about scoring, scoring, scoring".

"I give the people time for adaptation and for making step forward, now it is time for them to understand that we do not have time for waiting for some miracle".

Liverpool have won all eight home Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp against newly-promoted teams, scoring 25 goals and conceding just three.

No side in the Premier League have conceded as many goals as Fulham so there could be an opportunity for the Reds to find the back of the net a few times, but nothing should be taken for granted.

The Premier League this season is living up to its reputation of a closely fought league. In the Premier League, that class has shone through four assists for Fulham.