Klopp: Always the wrong decision

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with his team’s decision making in their 2-0 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

A brace from Jamie Vardy saw the Reds beaten again, and although the German coach was happy with the effort, he needed his players to be more accurate in front of goal.

“[Vardy] made the difference tonight,” Klopp said. “We had time, we had the ball, we had opportunities in the box, but everybody could see we didn’t make the right decision often enough.

“We forced ourselves to play, we knew about their kind of defending; sometimes they had higher pressing and things like this. Then you can, and have to, play over the wings.

“The longer the game was, we didn’t get cooler and the decisions didn’t get better. That’s the problem. We had the ball in their box, we didn’t shoot and one second later, Vardy shot from 35 yards and the ball was in. That says most about the game.

“I don’t feel too good in this moment, because I know we lost and we have to accept it, absolutely no problem. But, I think, with a few things we would have done differently today, we could have won this game. If you can win a game, you should do it. We didn’t. So I need a few minutes to cool down.

“The intensity we played with, we had a lot of – we had a lot of good situations. Our problem today was not to run more or to run more intensively, our problem was when we had the ball in the right position we made the wrong decision. That’s all.”

Comments