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Liverpool fans blame Anfield’s shocking form on the red background facing the home kit after the last defeat against Chelsea

Liverpool fans blame Anfield’s shocking form on the red background facing the home kit after the last defeat against Chelsea

Liverpool have had enough excuses for their poor form this season.

The Premier League champions are seventh in the standings and 22 points behind the leaders of Man City.

Liverpool are now battling for first place with four clubs

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Liverpool are now battling for first place with four clubs

The Reds had to contend with a long list of injuries with influential players such as Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, Alisson, Fabinho at some point this season.

Also, the coronavirus pandemic seems to have an impact on Liverpool, which did not make their fans cheer at Anfield, like any other top club.

And it was evident in the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on Thursday, as they recorded a fifth consecutive home loss for the first time in their 129-year history.

Despite several injuries and playing without fans, a Liverpool supporter blamed the shocking form of his Anfield team on the red background facing the kit.

Explaining his reasoning at Sports Bar on Thursday, Frank told talkSPORT: “I think it’s not just at Anfield, but all the clubs that play in the red like Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs his team's home form to improve drastically

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs his team’s home form to improve drastically

“We have a red background and we play in red kits.

“I think it’s the clash of colors when clubs pass the ball, it takes them longer to visualize their players.”

TalkSPORT host Andy Goldstein pointed out that Manchester United are in second place, despite having the same red background as Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Asked by Arsenal legend Perry Groves if Everton’s blue background also affected Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Frank replied: “Blue is not as bad as red.

“If you make a painting and put a red color on top of a red one, it actually looks worse than blue on blue.

“I can guarantee that if Liverpool changed their background in the away kit, they would have much better performance.

“Even if it only made a 10 percent difference, it’s a lot in the 10 percent pattern.”