Jurgen Klopp relaxed about Liverpool FC title challenge

The Liverpool FC manager speaks about his disappointment after Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Leicester

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he is disappointed Liverpool FC were unable to beat Leicester City on Wednesday night.

The Reds had the opportunity to move seven points ahead of defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

Manchester City suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to former Liverpool FC boss Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle side at St James’ Park on Tuesday night.

But Liverpool FC were unable to capitalise on a snow covered Anfield pitch despite Sadio Mane’s early goal.

England international Harry Maguire equalised on the stroke of half-time to ensure Leicester became the second team to deny Liverpool FC a home win this season.

Klopp’s side are five points ahead of Manchester City with 14 games to play in the Premier League title race.

Speaking at his post-match media conference about Liverpool FC’s squandered opportunity on Wednesday night, Klopp said: “Am I disappointed after we don’t win a game? Of course I am.

“I don’t bring it too much together with the Man City game. I understand all these thoughts, but what shall we do now? What do you think when you ask? It is really easy to ask all these questions, but we have to make sure that we are not too much influenced by all these things.

“The boys are normal human beings, I am absolutely a normal human being. We wanted to win a football game, we didn’t win it and so we don’t feel brilliant.

“Afterwards, we have to talk about what does that mean for the Man City [result]? Not too much, to be honest. We have a point more than before – it is not exactly what we wanted to have, but still everything is fine.

“As I understand at the moment, I don’t think anybody further was injured, which obviously helps us a lot. Now we have a few days to prepare for West Ham and then we go again, then Bournemouth and we go again and all that stuff. That is what we will do, not counting points and hoping for gaps between us and other teams.

“We have to win our football games. That didn’t happen tonight and so we are not happy about that, but it’s not more.”

Manchester City will welcome Arsenal to The Etihad on Sunday evening as Liverpool FC hope that Unai Emery’s side can do them a big favour in the title race,

The Reds return to Premier League action with a difficult trip to West Ham United on Monday night.

Liverpool FC have only lost to Manchester City in the Premier League this season following a 2-1 loss last month.

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