Liverpool dominated possession and shots on target during the match, but were knocked out of the competition as goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani secured Leicester’s passage to the last 16.
Indeed, the Reds seem so geared towards attacking football under Klopp that often they forget about their defensive duties. “You can say it one time or one thousand times, it’s not nice to concede these type of goals and we did it again”.
“The story of this game is really easy to tell”. I thought he played in the last game like a Liverpool player: highest intensity, all good, was not fixed in a position, flexible, half-left, half-right, in the box. “But as long as we concede goals like we conceded again, then it is quite hard”.
“Leicester somehow survived in the game because we are not clinical enough”.
He acknowledged that he “probably” faces some pressure, but said that it “cannot be bigger” than the pressure he faces on himself which Klopp says he is “used to”. They scored too easily and we didn’t push up together for the first.
Although Leicester lost Ulloa in the opening minutes of the second half to a head injury, his replacement came up with the opening goal. The second ball after the corner, it’s close but it’s not offside, so we need to make it more clear that it’s offside.
“We wanted to go to the next round”.
Liverpool crumbled to a 2-0 defeat away to Leicester City in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday night, in another frustrating display.
‘We will see how we are in January but at this moment I feel quite comfortable to use the players and bring players into different games’. For a team that is supposed to play aggressive, front-foot football, the standards set at the back have been poor.
“What I witnessed on Saturday in their draw at home to Burnley was laughable”.
The Reds are eighth in the Premier League table, already five points behind joint leaders Manchester City and Manchester United, but they have conceded nine goals in just five top-flight matches.