The penny may have finally dropped for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
His defence (and therefore his defenders) aren’t good enough.
If only he’d have realised before the transfer window shut…
Last night, Liverpool lost 2-0 to Leicester City, despite dominating possession and the chance count for the first-half.
We didn’t put away any of our chances though and almost expectedly, Leicester scored with their first real effort of the game; Okazaki bagging after we failed to deal with a second-ball from a corner.
Then, Slimani put us to the sword with a fine finish that ultimately came from a simple throw-in, exactly like the late equaliser we let in against Sevilla.
“We had big chances. But that’s football, it’s 90 minutes, at least,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the game.
“Leicester somehow survive because we are not clinical enough, sometimes it’s like that, but you need to stay concentrated until the end and not allow them to score. They scored too easily.
“The second ball after a corner, and a throw-in… I am sick of goals like this. You cannot play football. First goal we don’t push up together, you can say it one time or 1000 times, it’s not nice to concede these goals, and today it’s again because of these.”
Klopp has slammed his defence.. about time, to be fair. pic.twitter.com/q6UXQWwaRD
— Jordan A Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) September 19, 2017
Liverpool haven’t won in four games since the international break, despite having an almost fully fit squad to choose from, bar Clyne and Lallana.
We face Leicester again at the weekend with our best lineup certain to return.
We cannot afford another repeat of last night, in short.