'We are right now not showing this quality or effort, we must wake up and when we lose the game we must know how we lost it; we can not sell our skin so cheap.
"But it doesn't really feel like that because there are two reasons in comparison with previous year: free-flowing football in a few games and Man City and maybe Chelsea and a few others play a very good season as well".
"We have to make sure we are ready for that game".
We talk so much about the importance of being hard to beat, though, and you get the sense that this is something Klopp has instilled into the players over the summer at the expense of nearly anything else.
After the opening four games, there was definitely a feeling that Fulham had been unlucky and the performances had merited more points. Saying that in a week when we lost an away game at Red Star Belgrade doesn't sound really good in most people's ears but it is still like this and now we play Premier League.
'I'd love to say Hendo would have changed the whole game against Red Star but the whole game was odd.
But Belgrade showed us, in brutal, clear terms, that we've got ahead of ourselves just a tad on that one. First and foremost, we really have to admit to ourselves a lot of things are better than previous year.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 26 home matches in the Premier League, but the more significant statistic in this context is that they have a W12 D3 L0 home record against teams outside the big six in the past 12 months.
"The spectacular football didn't happen in each game, but it didn't a year ago as well. But in the games before, it was absolutely OK". I do not press any players.
Slavisa Jokanovic has placed responsibility for Fulham's slide to the bottom of the Premier League on the shoulders of his players.
"So many times I clean the dressing room and find the players who have the ambition to work, who have the ambition to compete", Jokanovic said. The end product, the finishing was maybe not so good often enough but they've scored goals. I can imagine how they feel in the moment. "I am working for them so they can do this". Their football is good, they caused (Manchester) City a lot of problems. Mohamed Salah, on the other hand, is averaging a goal contribution every 66 minutes against newly-promoted teams, scoring 4 and assisting 5 goals in 592 minutes.
The England midfielder has been absent for the last four matches because of a hamstring injury but Klopp does not feel his presence would have altered the Merseysiders' fortunes in Serbia earlier this week.