Jurgen Klopp has praised Fulham and has revealed what he finds ‘incredible’ about Scott Parker’s side ahead of Liverpool’s clash with the Cottagers this weekend.
Liverpool host Fulham in the Premier League this weekend looking to bounce back from a torrid run of form, the Reds’ 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday setting an unwanted club record with a fifth consecutive home defeat.
Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back this weekend against a Fulham outfit mired in the division’s bottom three, though the German is expecting a difficult test against the west Londoners who have shown notable signs of improvement in recent weeks.
Fulham – who held the Reds to a 1-1 draw in the first meeting at Craven Cottage – have lost just once in their past seven league fixtures and Klopp has praised Parker and the club’s approach as they try to climb out of the Premier League’s relegation places.
“He’s great. It was a difficult getting relegated and getting promoted. It was a big achievement to be promoted, I like that.” he told his pre-match press conference.
“The way Brighton and Fulham are playing is exceptional in this league. It is a good sign for English managers, the way Graham Potter and Scott Parker are doing. They are trying to stay in the league but do it in a football way. They are showing they are ready for big careers.
“Fulham have incredible possession for a team in that area of the table. I saw a very active Fulham side and Tottenham had to do everything to defend against them.
“We will have to do the same. I hope we can create more and have more chances against them but we cannot judge Fulham by the position they are in the table.”