“I didn’t like a lot” – 3 key things from Jurgen Klopp’s post-Leicester press conference.
A forthright Jurgen Klopp addressed the press after Liverpool’s defeat at Leicester, with the Reds “not really ourselves” on a night to forget.
Here are three key points from Klopp’s post-match conference;
A funny story; The first thing was the Liverpool boss accepting the defeat on Tuesday night, he also congratulated the opposition for a well-deserved win.
“For some reason, it didn’t click tonight really,” Klopp said.
“When they scored the goal it was clear we are now under pressure, the crowd was there and we were pushing them but didn’t use the chances, missed free headers.
“In the end, what I told everybody responsible for the Leicester performance tonight, it was well deserved because the story is actually nice.
“One of the guys who is constantly talking about that you shouldn’t play the 26th and 28th and only plays the 28th and loses against the team who plays 26th and 28th – a funny story I know.”
The title race; Liverpool could however find themselves 12 points behind Man City before they kick-off at Chelsea on Sunday with Klopp only focused on Liverpool’s performance getting back on track.
“Sorry for that! It was not our plan tonight to give City the chance to run away or whatever.
“But if we play like tonight we don’t have to think about catching up with City but if we play normal football then we can win football games.
“Then we have to see how often and how many points we can get. Finding the explanation is my main priority, not the gap to City.”
Those missed chances; Mohamed Salah’s saved penalty and missed follow up and Sadio Mane’s inability to find the target with chances created that went begging for Liverpool to convert.
“[Salah] scores usually from these situations, tonight he didn’t.
“Usually, he is better in this situation like the team is usually better in a football game, tonight we weren’t and that:s why we lost.
“It’s easy to say, but if we won it 2-1 I wouldn’t have liked the game anyway.
“You can say the dirty games are important, it’s true, but tonight I didn’t like a lot in our football game, it’s not cool.”
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