Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic calls upon players to put in more effort

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They have conceded at least two goals in nine of their 11 Premier League games and there seems no easy fix to their defensive issues, given the lack of summer spending on reinforcements in that area.

Klopp knows his Reds have been very impressive since the start of the season. That should not be a surprise for us, so it isn't. "I give the people time for adaptation and for making step forward, now it is time for them to understand that we do not have time for waiting for some miracle".

"We are here to get results, like all the other teams", he said.

For us it is not too important what happened previous year but for the people, and because of the squad and the signings, we have to use that and not the other way around. We nearly took it without saying at times that if Liverpool tightened up at the back, they'd go on to dominate European football for the next several decades and beyond.

But Klopp said he waits until after "a full night and morning" as "emotions are not good for analysis". On Tuesday was a rather massive knock that wasn't expected. "Now we have to react in the right way - not only on Sunday, but in general".

"The performance altogether over the whole game was odd and not us".

Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against Fulham, this being the first meeting between the two sides since February 2014.

"You can not compare. We have to do it by ourselves".

While Klopp admitted his players were below-par on Tuesday night in Serbia, he said: "A lot of things are better than at the same time previous year".

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In all competitions, Fulham have managed just one win in their 33 away visits to Liverpool (D9 L23), scoring just four times in their last 17 games at Anfield. "But in the games before, it was absolutely OK".

The standard top English teams are compared to now is that of Manchester City since Pep Guardiola's team's record-breaking Premier League points haul last season.

I would say Tom Cairney in the middle. That's why I don't do it (talk to the players) directly after a game.

"Okay, the result is more important and points, but if you are not available and don't catch this level, there exists a way to lose the points".

"This is a really unusual situation for Fulham, I can really imagine how they feel". I can imagine how they feel in the moment.

Such is the quality of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, that no-one in the league can really evaluate themselves based on their performances against them.

"Then you get other information, analyse things twice and then think maybe that is not how I saw it on the pitch".

Liverpool are expecting Joe Gomez to be fit to face Fuham this weekend, with all of Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita pushing for a starting spot.