Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool ‘deserved’ Leicester defeat

Klopp claimed that Liverpool “deserved” to lose 1-0 to Leicester in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Leicester were forced to start Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey at centre back because of a significant list of defensive absentees. Just two days previously, they had lost 6-3 to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Despite this, they nevertheless managed to secure a historic three points over the Reds. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both missed excellent opportunities after the half as the Reds wasted numerous chances throughout the course of the game.

But Klopp made no excuses for the defeat in the post-match press conference.

To the question of whether Leicester deserved to win, Klopp answered affirmatively on Amazon Prime.

“That was a very strange game, we were just not good enough. We missed a penalty, we had enough chances. We played a really bad game, so it was well deserved.

“Our decision-making [was poor], maybe a little bit of luck [was missing]. That’s how it is sometimes.”

He added: “I think we started okay. Then we lost rhythm and didn’t really get it back, then they score and we are under pressure. Now we force it.

“There’s nothing else to say. With the circumstances especially, Leicester played two days ago, they deserve it absolutely.”

Ademola Lookman’s second-half strike, coming at the end of a fluid Leicester counter attack, was the only thing that separated the teams and Klopp revealed his belief that there was an inevitability to the goal.

“You could see it coming,” he began. “They had one shot on target, so it’s not like they had lots of chances.

“We should have defended better, no doubt about that. But why we didn’t do that today is really difficult to explain in the moment.”

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Written by Babatunde Okerayi

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