Jurgen Klopp admits that Liverpool “deserved” Leicester defeat


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

The Foxes went into the game with a long line of defensive absentees and were forced to field Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey as midfielders. They had also played just two days earlier and lost to a 6-3 loss away to Manchester City.

Despite this, they gathered to secure a famous three points against Liverpool. The Reds rejected a lot of chances during the 90 minutes with Mohamed Salah missing a penalty and Sadio Mane also rejected a golden chance after the break.

But after the match, Klopp offered no excuses for the disappointing result.

“Yes definitely,” Klopp told Amazon Prime when asked if Leicester deserved to win the match.

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

“Our decision-making [was poor], maybe a little luck [was missing]. That’s the way it is sometimes. “

He added: “I think we started okay. Then we lost the rhythm and did not really get it back, then they score goals and we are under pressure. Now we force it.

“There is nothing else to say. With the circumstances in particular, Leicester played two days ago, they absolutely deserve it.”

Ademola Lookman’s strike in the second half, which came at the end of a floating Leicester counterattack, was the only thing that separated the teams and Klopp revealed his conviction that the goal was inevitable.

“You could see it coming,” he began. “They had a shot on goal, so it’s not like they had many chances.

“We should have defended ourselves better, no doubt about it. But why we did not do it today is really difficult to explain at the moment.”

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