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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has asserted that his side should do well to forget about catching Manchester City if they drop their standards after a damaging 1-0 defeat at Leicester City on Tuesday.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman’s winner stunned the second-placed Reds to keep them six points behind Manchester City in the race for the English Premier League title.
Kasper Schmeichel saved Mohamed Salah’s first-half penalty kick and Sadio Mane missed a golden chance after the break as the wasteful visitors suffered just their second defeat of the season.
The loss ended a 10-match unbeaten run and they could be 12 points adrift of Manchester City by the time they play third-placed Chelsea on Sunday.
Klopp said: ‘To top that, Chelsea and us play against each other. It was not our plan to give Manchester City the chance to run away. If we play like tonight, we cannot think about catching up with Manchester City.
‘If we play our football and we can win games, we can see how many points we can get and what that means.
‘I don’t have a proper explanation for tonight – to find it is my main concern, not Manchester City.
‘We were not ourselves. We started OK, I didn’t like the intensity even in the beginning but it was the start. Then we lost the rhythm and never found it again.
‘We forced it a little bit too early, instead of passing the extra pass. We tried to change that at half-time but for some reason it didn’t click.
‘When they scored the goal it was clear we were under pressure, we were pushing them but didn’t use the chances. They deserved the three points.’
Leicester City responded to their 6-3 defeat at Manchester City with a resilient and determined display to collect just their third league clean sheet of the season.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK