Jurgen Klopp was left wondering how Liverpool can change things after admitting they have failed to find momentum all season.
It has been a feeble title defence from a side who were so dominant in the Premier League last season. Liverpool have now lost six games in a row at Anfield – something that was unthinkable just months ago.
The champions now have altered targets, with their qualification for Europe now even in doubt after their latest loss to relegation-threatened Fulham.
Klopp believes that Fulham’s position does not tell the whole story, but even so, his side should have made a bigger impact.
He told Sky Sports: “Fulham will cause us problems – it’s clear. They’re in a good moment, they’re a good team. We all agree a team like this should stay in the Premier League.
“There were moments we could have had more of an impact on the game. Conceding that goal before half-time was a massive blow.
“We tried to react and the boys showed that. In the end we don’t score goals and that’s a big problem.
“We never had a momentum in the season. You can see it’s still in the boys.
“They still have it all but at the moment can’t show it. It would be a masterpiece to find out how we change that overnight.”
Klopp denies Fulham wanted it more
Questions have been raised of the mentality of Liverpool’s players – once one of their key attributes. However, Klopp brushed off talk that Fulham wanted it more than his players.
He added: “The winner is always right. My boys wanted it.
“It’s easy to judge they have won it so wanted it more. I don’t think that’s the problem.”
Klopp also refused to be drawn on what Liverpool’s target is now, as they balance the Premier League and Champions League.
“I don’t have to stand here and say we’re fighting for this or that.
“We have enough to do just fighting for three points.
“It’s not about a proper target now, we have to win football games and that’s what we’ll try to do.
“It’s a tough one to take for all of us.”