Jurgen Klopp was not too downhearted after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester in difficult conditions at Anfield.
The Reds took an early lead through Sadio Mane, but the Foxes equalised right before half time with Harry Maguire’s finish after a free-kick wasn’t cleared.
In the second 45 minutes, Liverpool largely dominated and had a couple of moments which could have seen them take all three points, but the overall performance was below-par and a point apiece was a fair result.
Klopp noted in his post-match press conference that the decision to not give Naby Keita a penalty, when he was clearly fouled in the box, was a big moment in the game.
“A penalty is a penalty,” he said.
“There was no blood again this time, but it was still a penalty.
“There is nothing we can do now though, it won’t change anything, we have to accept it and move on.”
“We had to find a solution. We thought about Rafa. But in the end, we decided on experience in that position.
“I didn’t want to give Rafa such a big task in his first [start in a Premier League] game.”
Klopp acknowledged that the result could have been better—but with Man City losing one night earlier, the Reds have extended their lead even with this draw.