Watch Jurgen Klopp’s post-match press conference – Liverpool 1-1 Leicester

30 January 2019

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.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson (R) and Virgil van Dijk after the 1-1 draw during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Elsewhere, the boss was asked on his decision to field Jordan Henderson at right-back, over other candidates including Rafa Camacho.

“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.

Now it’s on to West Ham and Bournemouth and, as the manager was happy to point out, Liverpool simply have to continue looking to win their matches as they come.

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