Jurgen Klopp made the decision to keep summer signing Darwin Nunez on the bench for the start of the Premier League season.
“Darwin needs time to settle and we need to mix it up a bit,” Klopp said before kick-off. “Bobby [Roberto Firmino] is a baller.”
By the end of Saturday’s 2-2 draw, you can guarantee Klopp wasn’t convinced by either of those statements.
Nunez watched on from the bench in the first half as Liverpool were absolutely hammered by newly promoted Fulham, whose energy, desire and physicality were all too much for a Reds side who still appeared to be stuck in pre-season mode.