Liverpool media round-up: Milner says Reds aren't far away, Klopp on mentality

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has said the side are not a million miles away from finding some good form but has said their record of draws has been 'ridiculous so far this season'.

New manager Jurgen Klopp is still waiting for his first win as Reds boss after Sadio Mane cancelled out a Christian Benteke header, meaning the German has started off his Anfield reign with three consecutive draws.

Milner is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We're not a million miles away. We know we need to improve and know we can improve.

“We should feel disappointed when we don't win games like this at Anfield, but we need to go again. We've got another game on Wednesday.”

Klopp himself commented on the mentality surrounding the club after yesterday's draw, with the official Liverpool website quoting him saying he is seeing signs of development.

But he also commented on the lack of belief in the side after Mane had bundled home the equaliser when the Reds seemed on course for their first victory under the new boss.

“There was still 10 minutes to go. We didn’t give up physically, it’s not that we stopped our game physically, but we didn’t believe anymore that we could turn the game around. That’s a problem, that’s why we’re not calm enough in the moments when we have the chances, the last pass and so on."

The Reds face another game at Anfield in midweek when they take on Bournemouth in the League Cup, with an opportunity to reach the quarter final stages of the competition.

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