Everton 0-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp blames weather for Reds’ failure to win Merseyside derby

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested the weather was partly to blame for his side drawing to local rivals Everton at Goodison Park.

The Reds are now second in the Premier League after failing to get the three points in a game where they missed a number of big chances.

Salah had the first-half’s best chance when his tame effort was saved by Jordan Pickford

Salah had the first-half’s best chance when his tame effort was saved by Jordan Pickford

Mohamed Salah squandered two opportunities, while Fabinho fluffed his lines when just six yards from goal.

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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.

And although the German didn’t say the weather was primarily to blame for his side’s shortcomings, he made reference to the Storm Freya winds playing a part.

He said: “It was a difficult game, difficult opponent and the weather didn’t help us but a good football game in general.”

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It’s not the first time Klopp has blamed the weather for Liverpool’s shortcomings this season – with the German blaming the wind for their FA Cup defeat at Wolves and the snow for their draw at home to Leicester in the league in January.

However, despite this latest setback, Klopp claimed his feeling about his players is getting better.

Klopp added: “Game by game my feeling about the boys gets better because they look really ready for it.

“Of course we didn’t score but that happens.

“It was just a fight and we are ready for that fight and now we have a point more than before. All good.”

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