Jurgen Klopp has reacted to Liverpool’s draw on Saturday in their first EPL game against Fulham.
The Reds opened their Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored Fulham’s opener in the first half, but Liverpool hit back through substitute Darwin Nunez’s first Premier League goal.
Mitrovic then became the first player to score twice for a promoted team on the opening day of a Premier League season since Steve Mounie for Huddersfield Town in 2017 when he netted from the penalty spot after drawing a foul from Virgil van Dijk.
Klopp told BT Sport: “The best thing about the game is the result, that we got a point from a really bad game for my side. Now the question is how can that happen.
“The energy was not right in the beginning, then we wanted to fight back but it is not easy. The pitch was dry, we played really into their hands most of the time. When we found a bit of direction and ended up in front of their goal, we had the bigger chances.
“The result is fine, I don’t think we deserved more than that, the performance… massively improvable.
“We cannot always hug the boys. We do that usually when they deserve it. When you start a game in a specific way that was opposite to how we wanted to start, really completely opposite, we didn’t find direction. Everyone was under pressure, we couldn’t break the lines, which was a clear message. We never had momentum.
“We could have won the game, we had the bigger chances, but that would probably have been a bit too much today.”