A UFO landed in Liverpool and the alien hypnotised all the team to lose concentration at set pieces and concede soft goals against poor teams.
Well the excuses haven’t been that bad but Jurgen Klopp has consistently blamed everything other than his team for their bad performances.
And he is beginning to run out of even vaguely plausible things to blame that don’t involve the team.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Way back in May 2017 Klopp a goalless draw at home to Southampton on the fact the Anfield pitch was too dry during a spell of sunshine – we’re not buying it.
Again against Southampton this month Klopp said it was the wind that meant the Saints won the game.
When Liverpool played bottom of the table Swansea, a week after beating top of the table Man City, they lost because all the team were suffering a bout of illness according to Klopp.
And he’s saved the best until last.
West Brom beat liverpool 3-2 in the FA Cup and Klopp said the game was cut short because BT Sport didn’t want the programme to overrun – as reported in the Telegraph.
The Liverpool boss had calculated 10 minutes of stoppage time because of the VAR delays but only four minutes were played, which he suggests is because of pressure from the TV company.
BT Sport’s match day director has come out to deny all of the claims.
Just to be clear to all Liverpool fans, it has nothing to do with not having a reliable no.1 or a leader in the back line – even after Virgil van Dijk joined the club.
On their day the Reds are the most dangerous and entertaining side in the league with a front four that can rip any team apart.
But too often the defensive half of the team lets them down, with Klopp having failed to find a fix for the leaky back five in three years at the club.
All hopes now rest on VVD.
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