Jurgen Klopp blamed the wind after Liverpool's 0-0 draw against Everton

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Manchester City now have the advantage in the Premier League title race following Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Everton.

The Reds slipped to second after Man City beat Bournemouth on Saturday and they squandered the chance to regain top spot in the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool were poor, with Mohamed Salah missing a number of opportunities at Goodison Park.

The result means that Jurgen Klopp’s side have now drawn four of their past six league matches, allowing City to cut the gap and take over pole position.

The Liverpool boss has to be concerned about their recent form - it’s really not an ideal time in the season to be slipping up.

Klopp admitted in his post-match interview that his team struggled to control the match.

He’ll need to get things sorted as quickly as possible if he wants to lift the Premier League trophy in May.

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Klopp blames the wind

Klopp has produced a number of bizarre excuses whenever Liverpool have stumbled this season, including a dry pitch following a 2-2 draw against West Brom and too much snow after the 1-1 draw against Leicester in January.

And he brought out one of his favourites in his post-match interview after Sunday’s draw - the wind.

Klopp blamed the wind after Liverpool were beaten by Wolves in the FA Cup, and he believes it played a part in his side’s failure to defeat Everton.

"It was a very, very difficult game for different reasons... I know people don't like me saying it but the wind was coming from all directions today,” he told Sky Sports.

“It was really difficult to play any kind of football out there."

He was swiftly mocked on Twitter...

It’s a strange excuse. It’s even more bizarre when you think that Liverpool and Everton play in the same city.

If he's trying to deflect the attention away from his players, he's done a very good job.

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