Jurgen Klopp wants Leicester win to set standard for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp wants Leicester win to set standard for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp wants Leicester win to set standard for Liverpool

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put Liverpool 2-0 ahead, only for terrible play by emergency centre-half Lucas to hand Jamie Vardy a goal for the visitors.

Against Arsenal and in a 2-0 defeat by Burnley in August Liverpool's defensive deficiencies were exposed and they were caught out before the break when Jamie Vardy capitalised on Lucas Leiva's mindless ball across goal to tap in from close range.

But Liverpool reclaimed their two-goal lead shortly after halftime thanks to a fierce shot from Adam Lallana.

Saturday's match was Liverpool's first at home this season after redevelopment work on the main stand at Anfield forced them to play their opening three games on the road. It makes sense after a long break you think about how you can get match time and that is hard here because the other players are fit and hopefully stay fit.

It was also the second defeat this season for Leicester City, with Musa making his third substitute appearance for the Foxes in the encounter, replacing Shinji Okazaki. We created chances, but were a little unlucky. We have to clean our mind. We weren't at our best all over the pitch.

We had now two weeks and I met a lot of you and I hear almost in each question a little bit of doubt - are you really sure?

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Ranieri said: 'Liverpool were better than us. We have a good team spirit here and it helps in moments like this, where you have been beaten. If they can fix their defense through the transfer window, while continuing to strengthen their attack, Liverpool can become a real title contender in a few years. We were sloppy and they were at their good side.

"They played so well, " Ranieri said.

But by now, we all know that Leicester City do not quite fit into the conventional mould.

"We were OK for the first ten minutes until they scored a goal but after that we lost everything".

"We had to throw him in cold water, he wasn't really ready for 90 minutes", he said.

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