Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has had his say on his side’s goalless Merseyside Derby draw yesterday that left the Reds second in the Premier League table.
There was a chance for Liverpool to go one point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table at Goodison Park, but they couldn’t capitalise on any of the chances they created against their fierce rivals.
Instead, the 0-0 draw left Liverpool one point behind the Cityzens, and after match, Klopp suggested that the wind affected his side’s performance, as quoted by the Mirror:
Klopp said in the post-match conference:
“Very difficult game for different reasons. I know people don’t like it when I say it, but the wind came from all different directions, the ball was in the air a lot.”
Drawing attention from the wind is not the first time he has attributed blame for a poor result on the atmospheric conditions.
As shown below, Klopp has been somehow been fond of blaming the wind on previous occasions.
Excuses Jurgen Klopp has used for not winning:
Liverpool 0-1 Soton: ‘Too windy’
Liverpool 2-3 WBA: ‘TV broadcasters cut game short’
WBA 2-2 Liverpool: ‘Pitch too dry’
Wolves 2-1 Liverpool: ‘Too windy, again’
Liverpool 1-1 Leicester: ‘Too snowy’
Everton 0-0 Liverpool: 'Too windy' pic.twitter.com/QxZxRNfAI3
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) March 3, 2019
Just last week, the Reds manager blamed Manchester United’s injury crisis for disrupting the flow of the game and affecting his side’s performance in their goalless draw.
Up next for Liverpool is a home match against in-form Burnley and nothing less than a win will do, if they are to keep their title hopes alive.