Jurgen Klopp refuses to defend Liverpool star following defeat to Leicester City

Jurgen Klopp refuses to defend Liverpool star following defeat to Leicester City

- Liverpool succumbed to yet another defeat at the hands of Leicester City

- The Reds could fall further behind in their title defence depending on other fixtures

- After the game, Klopp subtly called out his goalkeeper Alisson for another howler

- Alisson was at fault for Leicester City’s second goal, scored by Jamie Vardy on his return

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp subtly hinted goalkeeper Alisson was to blame for his side’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester City.

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Alisson was responsible for another howler against Leicester City on Saturday, February 13. Photo by Paul Ellis
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Alisson was heavily backed by his manager midweek after several howlers in the Red’s previous match, a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

In a press conference, Klopp seemed to hint he had talked to his shot-stopper and he would be back to his sparkling best ahead of the trip to the King Power.

However, things didn’t go as plan as Alisson was once again responsible for another costly error.

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Alisson came off his line for an aerial ball and ended up colliding with debutant defender Ozan Kabak for Leicester’s second goal on Saturday, February 13.

Liverpool would go on to lose the game 3-1 and in the post-match interview, Klopp, who is usually extremely animated and defensive in the wake of defeat, looked rather resigned.

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Notably, the German did not take any blame away from Alisson as he hinted the Brazilian should have been in a position to at least make a shout before coming for the ball which looked to be Kabak’s.

Klopp said: “But in that moment, maybe because of last week and who knows, he comes out, I didn’t hear him shouting and to be honest I’m not sure he said something or not.
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“That’s how it leads to the second goal and then that’s it.”

Harvey Barnes added a third moments later to take the game completely out of Liverpool’s hands in what was their third straight league defeat of the campaign.

Despite defeat, Klopp maintained he was proud of his team’s performance on the day as Liverpool were thoroughly dominant before a disastrous seven minutes in the second half.

Defeat leaves Liverpool with a torrid title defence as they could potentially fall 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City by the end of the weekend.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was voted Man of the Match in the Foxes comeback win against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.

The Reds produced a dominant display and went ahead in the 67th minute but Brendan Rodgers' men got their bearing and turned the game on its head.

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Ndidi then balanced the game in the midfield as his side began to create chances that led to their stunning recovery.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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