Mignolet: Liverpool players ‘tried their best’

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 1:38

Emre Can Roberto Firmino James Milner Football365

Simon Mignolet insists Liverpool players “tried their best” despite losing to Leicester on Tuesday.

Premier League leaders Leicester beat the Reds 2-0 at the King Power Stadium with two goals from top goalscorer Jamie Vardy.

Liverpool boasted the majority of the possession over Leicester on Tuesday, and had 14 attempts on goal to Leicester’s 13, but the Foxes were by far the more clinical side on the evening.

They maintain their three-point lead at the top of the league as a result, but Liverpool remain eighth, and are now 11 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Mignolet, who was caught off his line for Vardy’s excellent opener, discussed the game with Liverpool’s official website.

“Obviously, it’s difficult when you concede [the first goal],” he said. “I think we didn’t start the game well, we let Leicester come into the game and didn’t defend aggressively enough.

“You can always score a goal on the counter so we were in the game still at half-time, which was positive.

“You have to be there [as a goalkeeper] to help the team out and so I was happy at 0-0 at half-time but second half he scored a great goal.

“Unfortunately we didn’t manage to create the chances we wanted to or score a goal. The end product hasn’t been there.

“We didn’t create enough chances to score a goal and when you play this Leicester side away from home you have to make chances to put them under pressure.

“We didn’t manage to do that but I think everybody tried their best.”

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