Jurgen Klopp said he is “sick” of Liverpool conceding “easy goals” after his side crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Tuesday.
Liverpool started well at the King Power Stadium and dominated play early on, but did not score and were punished after the break by goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani.
“We played really good football in the first half and should have decided the game early,” Klopp said after the game. “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.”
Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in their last four games, keeping just two clean sheets in the process.
“After the first goal you saw the heads from Leicester went up, that was a bigger difference,” said Klopp.
“The game changes in moments like this, you have the chance to do it by yourself or sometimes you are on the wrong side and that’s how it is.
“But that we concede like this, that makes me really, really sick.”
Klopp isn’t the only one who’s sick, however, as Liverpool fans appear to be tiring of the German’s excuses and post-match antics.
Liverpool and Klopp are an utter embarrassment, a shambles! Lacking all over the pitch, lacking off the pitch. We deserve nothing! #LFC
— G Dog (@GHL72) September 19, 2017
Klopp sick of conceding easy goals! should have bought a defender or 2 that can tackle/clear a ball + a goalie that can make a save. #LFC
— Jamie Cummings (@jamie_cummings7) September 19, 2017
We're out of the cup before Manchester United and Everton even enter it. Embarassing #KloppOUT
— #KloppOUT (@KloppMustGo) September 19, 2017
It's September and Liverpool have conceded 15 goals but cos Klopp says Boom it makes it alright.
— Levi (@TheAlonsoRole) September 19, 2017
Klopp will now do something funny in his post match interview to make everything alright again.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 19, 2017
Other fans are still right behind their man.
Our fans are mad Klopp leaving this club would be an absolute disaster.
— MAN LIKE BOBBY (@TLP6666) September 19, 2017
I'd like to say everyone's opinion should be heard, but if you want Klopp sacked, you're a complete idiot who doesn't understand football.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) September 19, 2017
No issue with criticising Klopp. What does annoy me is our fans don't just criticise we go way over the top and make issues that don't exist
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) September 19, 2017
There's an agenda building against Klopp. The media are driving it. Let's get behind the manager YNWA
— Humza (@Humza_lfc) September 19, 2017
Should he stay or should he go?