Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler insists Jurgen Klopp‘s team deserves credit for their 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Fowler argued in his column for the Mirror: “You know that old saying about giving a dog a bad name? Well, that’s ­ Liverpool‘s defence at the moment.

“Actually, there’s a joke that is probably more appropriate, but not in a family newspaper.

“That’s the only thing we should be saying is X-rated though, because yet again at Anfield the Reds’ defence was far better than the reaction ­afterwards would suggest.

“It was only through a fluke that a fine Chelsea attack scored. Don’t get me wrong, they were excellent and ­certainly deserved their ­equaliser, but not in that way.

“That’s the problem Jurgen Klopp has at the moment, once you get a bad name for something then it tends to stick.

“Yes, my former club did have a big problem at the start of the season, but they got stuck into it and largely sorted it out. The problem now is, when you do throw in a bad one, no matter how infrequently, then the ­finger pointing starts. They hardly covered themselves in glory in Sevilla, but those things do occasionally happen, ­especially when sides get ­into a momentum in front of an ­incredible crowd like that.”