Fulham take cheeky dig at Jurgen Klopp after his latest Liverpool excuse

Date published: Sunday 7th August 2022 12:17 - Will Ford

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The Fulham Twitter admin has taken a cheeky dig at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss claimed the pitch at Craven Cottage was too “dry” for his players.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace earned Fulham a well-deserved point on their return to the Premier League as they took the lead twice in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Saturday.

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£67m summer signing Darwin Nunez came off the bench and got a goal and an assist (and should be “fuming), but it wasn’t the best start for Klopp’s side, who are tipped to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City in the title race this season.

Klopp admitted his side didn’t deserve the three points, but also made another strange excuse for failing to do so.

He said after the game: “We got a point from a really bad game from my side so now it’s a question of ‘How can that happen?’

“The attitude was not right in the beginning and then we wanted to fight back but it wasn’t easy any more. The pitch was dry, stuff like this, we played really in their hands most of the time.

“The result is fine, I don’t think we deserved more than that but the performance can be massively improved.

“We did the opposite of what we wanted to do. The result wasn’t about the referee.

“We could have won the game because we had good chances but it was probably a bit too much today.”

And the cheeky s0-and-so running the Fulham Twitter account couldn’t resist a dig at the Liverpool manager.

The Twitter post features an image of the Craven Cottage turf being watered ahead of the game with the caption: ‘The Craven Cottage turf looking absolutely lush yesterday.’

Oh, you guys.

Fulahm boss Marco Silva was very happy with his players after their impressive display.

Silva said: “Why should we be intimidated? Of course we have to respect the top, top quality they have. As I said before the match, they showed last season,  two seasons ago, and they’ve started showing again last week when they won the trophy.

“That is the main thing for me. We respect them and of course we have to do our job. We have to trust in ourselves, we have to trust to stick with the plan as well and we showed fantastic organisation from the start until the end of the match.

“Our first half was almost perfect. The way we controlled, the way we worked the quality they have, because even if in some moments they don’t decide in a collective way, they can decide in an individual way because they have these types of players.

“Second half because we started to become a little bit more tired, it’s part of the game, they decided they can play but we matched them every time.

“That great chance from Kebano, if he’d scored the second goal, the game would be completely different but I really enjoyed [it].”

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