Klopp 'sick' of sloppy Reds

20 September 2017 03:21:51 EST

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool will find it "difficult" to win games if they keep conceding "easy goals" like in the 2-0 EFL Cup defeat at Leicester.

The Reds chief was left frustrated after watching his side dominate the first half of the third-round tie at the King Power Stadium, but failed to turn that advantage into goals.

And they were made to pay after the break when Shinji Okazaki put the Foxes in front on 65 minutes and Islam Slimani's stunnin left-foot strike sealed the win with just 12 minutes remaining.

Leicester somehow survive because we are not clinical enough, sometimes it's like that, but you need to stay concentrated until the end and not allow them to score. They scored too easily.

Jurgen Klopp

The defeat stretched Liverpool's winless run to four games and scuppered the side's hopes of winning the EFL Cup for a ninth time.

Klopp was pleased with the side's first half display, but said missed chances and more poor defending in the second half again proved costly.

He said: "We played really good football in the first half and should have decided the game early. We had big chances. But that's football, it's 90 minutes, at least.

"Leicester somehow survive because we are not clinical enough, sometimes it's like that, but you need to stay concentrated until the end and not allow them to score. They scored too easily.

"The second ball after a corner, and a throw-in… I am sick of goals like this. You cannot play football. First goal we don't push up together, you can say it one time or 1000 times, it's not nice to concede these goals, and today it's again because of these."

Klopp added: "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."

Liverpool are 4/5 to return to the King Power Stadium on Saturday and pick up a win in the Premier League, while Leicester are priced at 10/3 to repeat Tuesday's win and the draw is 16/5.

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