Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not impressed with the performance of his team in their 1-0 defeat Leicester City at King Power Stadium. The Reds suffered only a second-league defeat in this campaign on Tuesday night.
Klopp said Liverpool were not the best against Leicester City. The 54-year-old manager said he would not have liked the overall performance even if the Reds had won the game. Addressing the press (via Liverpool Echo) after their defeat by Brendan Rodgers, said:
We weren’t at our best tonight and that’s why we lost. We had a lot of chances to score tonight, but that wouldn’t make the game better. I could sit here now and it was 2-1 for us, which is obviously convincing, but we I wouldn’t like the game anyway. “
Jurgen Klopp wants his Liverpool to be better in the next games. The German tactician said the team will now consider and discuss various aspects of their performance before the next outing. added:
“I can say things like winning dirty games and they’re all true, but tonight I didn’t like much in our game, to be honest. It’s not cool. We need to get better. So we have a few days to think, talk about therefore, get better and go again. “
Liverpool were forced to regret the missed chances at King Power Stadium. The Reds made 21 shots in the game, of which only four were on goal.
Liverpool were awarded a penalty in the first half Mohamed Salah was knocked down in a box. However, Kasper Schmeichel made a spectacular save. In the second half, Sadio Mane had a great opportunity to open the goal, but he crossed the bar from close range.
Leicester City took the lead through a series of games through Ademole Lookman, who scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute.
The defeat meant that Liverpool are now six points behind league leader Manchester City with the same number of games played. The Reds have won 41 points from 19 matches so far.
January is crucial for Liverpool
Liverpool have several important matches in January, including an awkward match against their rival for the Chelsea title on 2 January 2022. Liverpool also have a two-tiered Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal next month.
It is worth noting that Liverpool will be left without Mohamed Salah, Sadi Mane and Naby Keita after the match against Chelsea. The trio will leave the club to join their national teams and compete in the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
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