The Reds manager has blamed everything except his team’s performance for their recent slump in results
Jurgen Klopp seems to be working his way through a lengthy list of excuses for his team’s recent slump in results.
The goalless draw with Everton on Sunday was no different with the Liverpool manager using another excuse from his repertoire.
Following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with West Ham in February, the German blamed referee Kevin Friend for his team’s struggle despite the Reds benefiting from a blatant offside in the build up to their goal.
And the same result at home to Leicester days earlier was followed by claims that Liverpool were hindered by the snowy Anfield pitch.
SportsNation.bet had been taking bets on what his next excuse would be, with the referee priced at 3/1 while fixture congestion was 6/1 and grass length was 11/2.
You could have been quids in if you had a flutter on the wind, though, as this was 9/2 to be his next excuse.
Klopp suggested the weather was partly to blame for his side drawing with neighbours Everton at Goodison Park.
The Reds are now second in the Premier League – a point behind Manchester City – after failing to get the three points in a game where they missed a number of big chances.
He said: “It was a difficult game, difficult opponent and the weather didn’t help us but a good football game in general.”
Liverpool have won just one of their last four matches in all competitions and this result is a blow to their ambitions of winning a first league title in 29 years.