Jurgen Klopp admits that Liverpool’s defence of their English title is over after their alarming collapse at Leicester.
The 3-1 defeat left the Reds 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, having played two games more.
“Yes. I don’t think we can close the gap,” Klopp admitted after Liverpool suffered a third straight league defeat when conceding three late goals.
“We have to win football games and big parts of the football were really good. We have to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings.
“Today we didn’t do that. The rest of the game was really good. First, we have to perform again, results are massively related to the performance.
“We are not worrying about the title, we are not silly.
“With the majority of the game, I agree it was a really good game. It’s not easy to dominate Leicester in the way we dominated.”
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson’s mistake, when he raced out of his goal and collided with Ozan Kabak, allowed Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead with nine minutes left.
James Maddison’s free-kick had levelled just three minutes earlier after Mo Salah gave Liverpool a second-half lead.
Harvey Barnes made it 3-1 with five minutes remaining – lifting Leicester into second – and prompting Klopp’s concession.