Jurgen Klopp has admitted his Liverpool side didn’t deserve the three points on Saturday’s offer 2-2 draw At Fulham, criticizing the Reds’ ‘attitude’ to start the season.
Marco Silva’s men ran into ragging Liverpool in the first half, eventually taking the lead through Alexander Mitrovic.
Darwin Nunejo Virgil came off the bench to equalize in the middle of the second half, before Mitrovic scored from the penalty spot after being interrupted by van Dijk. Mohamed Salah was on hand to save a point late after some confusion in the coterie’s defence.
talking to BT Sports After the game, Klopp revealed that he was furious with Liverpool’s debut and revealed his feelings at half-time.
“The best thing about the game is the result, that we get a point from a really bad game on my side,” he said. “Initially the attitude was not good, we wanted to fight back but we don’t find it that easy now.
“The result is fine, we don’t deserve more than that but the performance is massively improveable.”
He continued: “You can’t always hug boys [at half-time], We usually do it when they deserve it and the first half – it’s not that they didn’t, but when you start a game it’s difficult the opposite of how we want to start.
“Everyone was under pressure, we couldn’t really break the lines. We never had the pace, we could have won the game because we had big chances but it would have been too much.”