Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that they won’t be able to catch Manchester City if they continue playing as they did during the 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Premier League. Ademola Lookman came on in the second half to score the match-winner completely against the run of play. Liverpool missed a number of chances to score including a penalty that was missed by Mohamed Salah. With Manchester City playing twice before Liverpool play their next game, they could be as many as 12 points behind the leaders.
“Chelsea and we play against each other so we cannot both get the points,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “Sorry for that but it was not our plan tonight to give City the chance to run away or whatever. But if we play like tonight, we don’t have to think about catching up with City. But if we play our normal football, we can win normal football games. We have to see how many points we can get and we will see what that means.”
“I don’t have a proper explanation for tonight but to find this explanation is my main concern and not, in this moment, the gap to City,” he added. “I know it is easy to say but if we had won the game 2-1 I would not have liked the game anyway. Tonight, I did not like a lot in our football game. That is not cool. We have to do better, improve and go again.”