Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool did not play like themselves in the loss to Leicester City, as a goalless draw stopped the Reds’ push for a Premier League record

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Klopp makes title race admission after Liverpool lose at Leicester

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hugely disappointed a day on from his team’s loss to Leicester City in the Premier League.

The Reds were a long way short of their best on Tuesday and slumped to a 1-0 loss, opening the door for Manchester City to build up an advantage in the title race.

After City did what Liverpool couldn’t – dispatch of a depleted Foxes outfit – the Reds found themselves with six points to make up.

For Liverpool, it’s imperative to get back on track straight away. However, with Chelsea away to come next and the departure of some key players for the Africa Cup of Nations in January, that may not be straightforward.

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Klopp was left frustrated by Liverpool’s loss to Leicester.

Klopp calls for ‘Liverpool football’

Although the loss to Leicester was only Liverpool’s second of the season in the Premier League, it felt like a critical moment in the title race.

The defeat meant Manchester City were six points ahead of the Reds having played the same amount of matches at the halfway point of the season.

After the match, Klopp was asked about the title fight and conceded the gap was a significant one to make up given the quality of the Reds’ title rivals.

“It’s a big gap [to City]. In this moment it is not my problem,” he said. “If we play our normal football, Liverpool football, we have the chance to win more football games. A defeat is a defeat. We have to learn and we will.”

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Liverpool miss chance to break record

The shutout at Leicester not only dampened Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title, it put a halt to the Reds’ hopes of equalling another Premier League record.

Through 18 games of the season, Klopp’s side had found the back of the net at least once, with Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota particularly potent in front of goal.

Leicester’s makeshift back four and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel were able to keep them out though, meaning Arsenal’s double-winning team of 2001-02 remain the only team to score in every game of a Premier League season.

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Van Dijk critical of “poor” Liverpool attack

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk thinks some “poor” play from the team in the attacking third is what cost them against Leicester.

While the Reds’ defending was slack for Ademola Lookman’s winning goal, the visitors had more than enough opportunities to win the game at the King Power stadium.

Salah saw a first-half penalty saved by Schmeichel and the subsequent rebound was headed onto the bar, while after the break Sadio Mane somehow fired over when played through on goal.

“I think we were poor in the last third,” said the Dutchman after the game. “A lot of crosses they defended well. Overall, not a good performance. They didn’t create much but looked dangerous on the break which they are good at.”

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