Jurgen Klopp: This is biggest problem with Liverpool’s start to the season

The Liverpool manager believes his Reds squad has now become a team to stop in the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have become a team to stop in the Premier League.

The Reds were held to a frustrating goalless draw with Southampton on Saturday afternoon as Claude Puel’s side were content to sit off the visitors and soak up the pressure thanks to some outstanding performances from their centre-halves Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool registered 15 attempts on goal during the rain-drenched Premier League fixture at St Mary’s but Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip were all guilty of wasting the Merseyside outfit’s best chances on the south coast.

The 18-time English champions endured a similar experience at Anfield in October when Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side managed to frustrate the high-flying Reds in another goalless draw in the Premier League.

Klopp’s side are the division’s leading goal-scorers after a return of 30 goals in 12 Premier League games in the 2016-17 season so far.

And the Liverpool manager explained the problem with his players’ free-flowing football.

“[Last month’s 0-0 draw against] Manchester United was different, we were not that good against United,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.

“If we would have played like we did today against United, it’s not that we would have won but we would have had more chances in the game. That’s not a problem.

“A lot of teams play like this against us, we cannot change what they do. I don’t know what they think, you have to ask them.

“We are [a team] to stop, unfortunately. The only thing what we have to make sure is that it’s not because of us, that’s what I’m so happy about today.

“We said before, that was a concentration battle. Stay in the game, even when it doesn’t work like this, stay in the game, don’t let them attack or counter-attack.”

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