Jurgen Klopp slams own club for insufficient defensive stunts as Leicester City surprised them in 2-0 defeat on Tuesday’s Carabao Cup at the King Power Stadium.
The first half of the match was a complete display of stalemate as both sides failed to make marks on their respective score sheets.
Nevertheless, it was Liverpool who dominated in terms of ball possession throughout the first 45-minute rally, yet they could not find clear chances to strike home.
After halftime, the Foxes improved their performance and substitute Shinji Okazaki was able to put his team in front. His arrival sparked hope and brought life into the game. Islam Slimani also made his presence felt in the stadium as he doubled the Foxes’ advantage with his superb strike at the 78th minute.
As the Carabao Cup match ended in 2-0 defeat of Klopp’s side, this the Reds manager exclaimed the goals conceded made him “really really sick.”
He added, “To be really honest, it feels really hard at the moment to go out after a performance like the first half but that is what we have to expect because we should be able to make seven or eight changes and still play football, that’s cool, good, but if you concede goals like that it makes it really difficult.”
Meanwhile, the two English clubs are bound to face off again on the 23rd where Leicester City hosts Liverpool (check out the best betting odds of the coming duel).
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