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CONCEDED: Klopp admits title is gone after Leicester loss

 

Jurgen Klopp reluctantly admitted Liverpool's aim of regaining the Premier League title is over.

The Reds boss said he couldn't believe he was saying it, but confirmed the title had slipped out of their hands.

It came after Liverpool lost 3-1 away at third-placed Leicester City despite being 1-0 up.

Mohamed Salah had given them the lead in the second half following some sensational footwork from Roberto Firmino.

However, moments later Leicester were level thanks to a free-kick on the edge of the area.

The video assistant referee checked to see if the foul occurred in the box but it didn't matter.

James Maddison drilled in a low strike from the dead ball situation which beat Alisson Becker.

The VAR was again involved but deemed the Leicester players reaching for the ball to be played onside by millimeters.

 

Capitulation

 

From there, it all fell apart for Liverpool.

New signing Ozan Kabak made his debut in front of Alisson, who's fatal errors against Manchester City cost them.

Unfortunately for Reds fans, he wasn't finished there as he collided with Kabak in a clear lack of communication.

It left Jamie Vardy sprinting towards an empty net and tucking him to give the home team the lead.

Harvey Barnes wrapped the game up after Salah gave the ball away and Wilfred Ndidi slotted the winger in behind the Reds back four.

Kabak couldn't catch him and Alisson couldn't prevent him scoring the third which put the game to bed.

 

Title gone, top four slipping

 

Following the week's results, Liverpool slipped to sixth in the league table as Chelsea and West Ham United both won on Monday night.

Two points separate the Reds from that coveted top four, however, they are six points adrift of Leicester in third.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are a whopping 13 points away from Klopp's side.

He may have publically conceded the title, however, Reds supporters had already resigned themselves to this fact.

 

Chaos

 

Liverpool fan Dan Clubbe described it as "chaos" watching them go from 1-0 up to 3-1 down.

"At 1-1, having enjoyed a decent amount of the game at that point, we were still in the game. But what happened afterward, what proceeded, was just chaos," he said.

"In terms of positives, there aren't loads  to take from it but we play again Tuesday [against RB Leipzig in the Champions League] and we've got to look to get back on the horse as it were and get some confidence with a win."


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