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Jurgen Klopp has addressed a conspiracy theory about Liverpool's penalties

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Based on how the season has panned out so far, Liverpool should have very little trouble putting a few goals past Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.

Slaviša Jokanović's men are on course to concede more goals than any other team in Premier League history after shipping 29 in their opening 11 games - it's a highly unwanted record set by Derby, who let in 89 in 38 back in 2007/2008.

Nobody needs much reminding as to Liverpool's threat at the other end of the pitch, either.

The Reds have already had eight different goalscorers in all competitions and only Manchester City have been able to prevent them from scoring at home.

Have you noticed, though, that for all Liverpool's exploits on Merseyside, none of those goals have come from the spot?

In fact, the last time they were given a penalty at home was in a 3-0 win over Huddersfield on October 28, 2017. Mo Salah missed it.

It's a pretty unlikely statistic, especially when some sides - such as Bournemouth, who have been awarded six penalties already this season - appear to have so much luck.

As reported by the Evening Standard, that has led to something of a conspiracy theory among certain Liverpool fans that there is an 'agreement' against them.

Klopp: No blame on referees 

However, ahead of welcoming Fulham, Jurgen Klopp addressed the issue by pointing out that several unjust decisions have also gone in favour of his team.

“It’s not about a penalty at home. In the beginning of the season we had one or two situations where we were a bit lucky with ref decisions," the German told reporters.

“I’m not sure if anyone told me after about a Huddersfield possible penalty with a James Milner handball, I didn’t watch it back.

“But, for example, the Arsenal game and Cardiff: The goal Cardiff scored was offside and after the game nobody asked me - I’m not sure if it is too quick or whatever.

“It was offside, you can say it’s not too important but in the game, it changed a few things.

“At Arsenal, we scored a clear goal and the only headline you can find - probably - is, ‘Klopp says it is a clear goal’. But who is interested in what I say? It is a clear goal!"

Who's in charge this weekend? 

Liverpool fans will have a close eye on referee Paul Tierney this weekend.

Per WhoScored.com, the official only gives one penalty every 10 games, roughly. That's a relatively low count for a Premier League referee.

Stats show Tierney gives very few penalties

Interestingly, Jon Moss, Craig Pawson, and Lee Probert award the most.

Klopp refused to blame referees, adding:

"There’s nobody to blame. We have to go in the box, we cannot do more, and if we can shoot we should shoot and if somebody makes a foul on us then it’s normal that you go down.

“That’s the situation but I don’t think there’s any agreement that Anfield penalties don’t fit and they don’t want to see them there.” 

Do you think Liverpool get their fair share of penalties? Have your say in the comments. 

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