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Liverpool legend Fowler: Bottle, pressure, frauds - title race reporting now insane

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has slammed claims Jurgen Klopp's players can't handle the title pressure.

Fowler is aware the players and Klopp are being branded "frauds".

Liverpool have lost one game all season. And yet a couple of draws are now seen as evidence they don't have the stomach for a title fight," he wrote in the Mirror.

"I have to confess, I've never known a title race generate so much hysteria so far from the end of the season.

"It is mad. All this talk of ­bottle and pressure – and even frauds. Yes frauds. Just insane.

"Variously, in the last few weeks, Jurgen Klopp , Pep ­Guardiola and Mauricio ­Pochettino have all been called frauds. For getting their teams – on merit – into the best title race in living memory.

"I can't even tell you why it's like this. In my memory, fans never really, seriously, started getting nervous or ­completely interested in the title race until Easter. Only then, when you were still ­involved, did you believe your team was a genuine contender.

“Perhaps it's something to do with social media, the fact that wild, extreme opinions, which used to be considered just that, now find support and volume to make it louder.

“I've noticed how people like myself offering any suggestion of an opinion praising any ­particular team, is inevitably taken as an insult to another, rival team. And a cue for ­appalling personal abuse."

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