Klopp ‘really sick’ of Liverpool conceding the same goal

Date published: Wednesday 20th September 2017 12:01

Jurgen Klopp insisted he was “sick” at Liverpool’s defending after they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Leicester.

Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani struck in the second half to clinch a 2-0 win for the hosts after Klopp’s side dominated before the break.

The game turned at half-time when Philippe Coutinho was withdrawn for Ben Woodburn and Liverpool lost their attacking spark.

Okazaki replaced the injured Leonardo Ulloa after 53 minutes and 12 minutes later fired Leicester ahead before Slimani’s rocket settled the match.

Liverpool have kept just two clean sheets this season and have been criticised for letting teams off the hook, and boss Klopp admitted he was fed up.

He said: “After the first goal you saw the heads from Leicester went up, that was a bigger difference. The game changes in moments like this, you have the chance to do it by yourself or sometimes you are on the wrong side and that’s how it is.

“But that we concede like this, that makes me really, really sick.

“We are still a good football team, I see it, but unfortunately it doesn’t feel (like that) at the moment because it’s a cup competition. We wanted to go into the next round and nobody is interested who plays the better in the first half.

“The story of this game is really easy to tell, we were the much better team in the first half, we played good football, we didn’t score, that’s sometimes part of football.

“But as long as we concede goals like we conceded today, then it is quite difficult.

“We played really good football in the first half, we should have decided the game early. We had big chances, strange situations but it’s football, it’s at least a 90-minute game.

“It’s second ball after a corner, I think, and a throw-in again. I’m sick of goals like this to be honest, you cannot play football and do that.

“Leicester somehow survived in the game because we are not clinical enough. That’s sometimes okay but then you need to stay concentrated until the end and at least you don’t allow them to score…and yeah, they scored too easy.

“First goal we don’t push up together, I can say it one time or 1,000 times or whatever – it’s not nice to have to concede these goals.”

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