News : Liverpool FC: Klopp’s “Reds” suffer 6th home defeat in a row against Fulham
The negative series of the English soccer champions FC Liverpool in their own stadium continues. Three days before the Champions League game against RB Leipzig, coach Jürgen Klopp’s team lost their sixth home game in a row in the Premier League on Sunday – the Reds were defeated by the relegation-threatened FC Fulham deserved 0: 1 (0: 1).
Mario Lemina scored the winning goal for the guests from London (45th minute) just before the break. Liverpool looked insecure again and radiated little danger in attack. During the game, an airplane with a motivational banner made its laps over Anfield Stadium. The banner read: “Unity is strength – let’s go, Reds! You’ll never walk alone.” In the closing stages even goalkeeper Alisson came up with a corner, but it didn’t help.
Liverpool FC: More than 20 points behind Man City
Liverpool has been in a crisis for weeks. Of the last 14 Premier League games, the team won only three. In the table, Liverpool were only seventh after the final whistle on Sunday, but had played more games than the neighboring teams. The title defense has long been ticked off in view of more than 20 points behind leaders Manchester City. The Reds are also eliminated from the national cup competitions.
The last chance for a title is in the Champions League. On Wednesday, Liverpool will host RB Leipzig in the second leg of the round of 16. Due to travel restrictions due to corona, the game will not be played in Anfield, but, like the first leg (2-0), in Budapest.