"It feels a bit like this season can only be a success in the moment - from how I feel it from all the questions I got asked after games and around games - if we become champions in a year where our competitors are the champions of last year, the champions of two years ago [Chelsea], a refreshed Arsenal and a more experienced Tottenham and Man United". If this weekend's results align themselves in Liverpool's favour, the Reds could head into the November global break as table toppers.
Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of current leaders Manchester City, having won eight of their opening 11 games so far. Liverpool will be smarting after that loss and should show the inevitable reaction on Sunday. Instead, they will be focused on damage control and will try to ensure that even if they lose, they lose by the minimum number of goals.
Liverpool have revealed the starting eleven they are putting on the pitch to play host to struggling Fulham in a Premier League clash at Anfield this afternoon.
The season so far point-wise is really successful but it doesn't feel like that - comparison with free-flowing football last season in a few games, and City and Chelsea playing a good season.
"We need to be more motivated and be ready for a fight, be ready for battle, don't give up and in our plans there exists a way to win the points". "We played a lot of good games".
Irrespective of who leads Liverpool's attack on Sunday, it would be a worrisome attack for Fulham.More news: Iran will break USA sanctions and continue selling oil: President Rouhani
Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham team with the Premier League's worst defensive record.
Coming into the weekend, Fulham are one of just three teams yet to keep a clean sheet in English league football this season (along with Macclesfield and Sheffield Wednesday).
Liverpool's form has certainly dipped since they opened the season with a seven-match winning burst in all competitions, but their subsequent record of W3 D3 L3 is given perspective by the much stronger level of opposition during that run.
The match starts at 13:00 on 11 November 2018. But in Luciano Vietto and Andre Schurrle up front, the Cottagers have two very good forwards.
Daniel Sturridge has had a hand in five goals in his last three Premier League games against Fulham for Liverpool (4 goals, 1 assist).
Midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are both in line for a return to action following their respective hamstring injuries.