Jurgen Klopp insists he feels sorry for Leicester defender Wout Faes after his two own goals
‘How can he be more unlucky’: Jurgen Klopp insists he feels for Leicester defender Wout Faes after his two own goals helped Liverpool to a fourth straight win
Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt for Leicester defender Wout Faes, whose two own goals helped Liverpool come from behind and book their fourth straight win.
Liverpool underperformed, falling by a goal in the fourth minute when Faees gave them a double assist with seven minutes remaining.
“I’ve seen it before in my career and I really feel for him (Faes). There is absolutely room for that in football.
Two own goals from Leicester defender Wout Faes helped Liverpool defeat his side 2-1
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (pictured) has admitted he feels for the Leicester defender
“How can he be more unlucky? When you go full throttle as a defender you don’t expect the ball to go in the net, but these things happen.
“But what I say now won’t change that.”
Brendan Rodgers labeled Faes’ two own goals “insane” but there was confusion as to why the defender had tried to clear Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross when his goalkeeper Danny Ward yelled at him to let it go.
There was confusion between defender Faes (right) and his goalkeeper Danny Ward (left)
Liverpool were only relieved to walk away with a win and close the gap to fourth place Spurs to two points.
“The result is great, but we all saw the game, it wasn’t our best,” said Klopp.
‘We conceded after a move that started from their push-off. We just weren’t there at that moment.
“Going 1-0 down against a counter-attacking team is difficult and we struggled.
“There were two own goals but the second was brilliantly scored by us for Darwin to hit the post.”
However, Trent Alexander-Arnold does not expect a late title jump. “We are realistic, the goal for the season is always to win the league or at least be there like last season and push City to the last day.
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (pictured) doesn’t expect a late title leap
“I think right now when you look at it we were 15 points behind Arsenal so hope for a miracle.”
Liverpool head to Brentford on Monday and are targeting a clean sheet after giving up chances against Leicester.
“Perhaps we were a bit too open,” admitted defender Virgil van Dijk.
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