Martin Keown is oblivious to the problem that helped Liverpool suffer a shock 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade by disrespecting Fulham when looking ahead to Sunday’s clash.
The Reds are set to host the struggling Cottagers at Anfield on Sunday and while they are expected to win, they still need to deliver the goods to get all three points.
However Keown when looking at the clash overlooked Fulham by swiftly moving on to dub Reds’ game against Paris St Germain, as the real test for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“While Klopp will be pleased that his team are able to grind out narrow victories, by now he would like to see them click into gear,” said the BBC pundit in his column for the Daily Mail.
“They play Fulham at home on Sunday — a game they are expected to win.
“The real test comes a fortnight on Wednesday when they to Paris Saint-Germain.”
While PSG would of course provide the Reds with a tougher task than Fulham, the London club shouldn’t be disregarded before a ball has even been kicked.
The Reds, at least some of their players, looked like they expected to turn up to face Red Star on Tuesday and simply be awarded the win.
This problem tends to happen to a lot of successful teams as they let complacency creep into their performance and this hands an opportunity to their opponents to make upset.
Keown is disrespectful to Fulham by the way he skims over them as while they’re bottom of the Premier League, they do have some players that are capable of doing some damage to the Reds if on form.
If the Reds simply wade into Sunday’s match with a similar attitude, for example expecting to win, then they are at risk of another surprise at the hands of the London club.
While Fulham struggled against Huddersfield Town, the pressure is on them to perform and you would think that at the very least they will throw everything they have at the Reds, and that makes them dangerous.
This all means that Keown is oblivious to the attitude problem that seem to effect the Reds in the Champions League on Tuesday by the way he disrespect Fulham ahead of them coming to Anfield.