Klopp makes big admission about Leicester strengths after nervy win

Date published: Sunday 6th October 2019 8:22

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side following the Reds’ 2-1 victory at Anfield on Saturday, saying that it will be tough to take points off the Foxes this season.

James Milner secured a nervy three points for Liverpool, slotting home a penalty in second-half stoppage time to extend his side’s Premier League winning run to 17 matches.

Leicester caused problems throughout with midfielder James Maddison equalising with 10 minutes to go following Sadio Mane’s first-half strike, but it was Mane who won the late penalty which allowed the hosts to snatch all three points.

Speaking after the game, Klopp praised the strength of Rodgers’ Leicester side and insisted that Liverpool are not focused on their winning run.

“If you get a point against Leicester this season, that will be a success for 95 per cent of teams,” the German said.

“We don’t go for keeping the unbeaten run going, we only want to win football games.

 

 

“If winning eight games in a row would be easy a lot of teams would do it. It is really difficult but of course the boys have a bit of belief because they experience that, in our common past.

“So far so good but 30 games to come. We are not fussed by the situation, people talk to us about the winning streak, but not really.”

Meanwhile, Klopp was left fuming after the full-time whistle on Saturday following a challenge from Hamza Choudhury that left Mo Salah limping from the field late on.

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