Klopp: Liverpool didn't deserve more than draw against Fulham

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  • Updated: 6 Aug 2022 18:51 BST
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FT Desk Updated: 6 Aug 2022 18:51 BST 3 min read
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, 2022-23

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that his side did not deserve to take more than a draw from their Premier League opener against Fulham on Saturday.

Last season's runners-up struggled throughout at Craven Cottage and twice trailed through goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic before salvaging a point.

New signing Darwin Nunez at least came through with a vital contribution, netting a brilliant backheel to level at 1-1 before setting up Mohamed Salah late on after Mitrovic had restored the hosts' lead from the penalty spot.

That strike narrowly averted what would have been Liverpool's first Premier League defeat of 2022 and Klopp acknowledged that he would have had no complaints had the game finished in Fulham's favour.

"We got a point from a really bad game from my side," Klopp told reporters after the final whistle.

Darwin Nunez celebrates his second goal in two games for Liverpool.

"The attitude wasn't right in the beginning. We didn't deserve more. We did the opposite of what we wanted to do."

"The performance was a defeat - the result is not a defeat but the performance was a defeat and that's why we have to figure out what happened.

"Playing the way we played is not how we should play and that's why my frustration about that is pretty high."

Will Liverpool re-enter transfer market?

Saturday's disappointing result, added to an injury to Thiago Alcantara, raised speculation Liverpool could be on the look-out for further signings this summer, a prospect that Klopp did not deny.

"Look, a transfer must make sense now and in the long term," he added. "We have midfielders, we have still enough midfielders. It is not that we lack midfielders, but it's just some of them are injured.

"This is not a good situation, I don't like it at all, but we have to see how we react on that - but for sure we are not panicking."