Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool have work to do after loss at Leicester

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool have work to do after loss at Leicester

The England forward ended the Foxes' Premier League goal drought and secured a 3-1 win - their first since New Year's Eve - to lift the hosts out of the relegation zone, four days after the departure of title-winning manager Ranieri.

Jamie Vardy bagged a brace and Danny Drinkwater was also on the scoresheet in Leicester's first game since Claudio Ranieri's contentious sacking.

Vardy got his second on the hour when he headed in a Christian Fuchs cross and, although Liverpool enjoyed its best spell after Philippe Coutinho pulled a goal back in the 68th, Leicester held firm.

Of course, it did not help that Leicester City finally made a decision to put forth a performance worthy of their Premier League defending champions tag, but Liverpool's overall performance did them no favors.

Vardy scored Leicester's first league goal of 2017 in an impressive performance and the two-goal striker insisted the squad wanted to prove a point.

In Klopp's defence, Dejan Lovren was unavailable through injury, but even with the Croatian worldwide in the side, the Reds have looked far from convincing at the back this season. But you play these games more than you play the top four or top five and this is a massive problem for Liverpool.

The King Power Stadium erupted and the home fans were on their feet again in the 39th minute as Drinkwater got in on the act.

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Vardy was as threatening as he was last season, Drinkwater produced a stunner and Wilfred Ndidi played the role of N'Golo Kante to perfection.

Kasper Schmeichel denied Liverpool an instant response in the 30th minute.

'If you are not good enough you lose football games, ' he said.

Jamie Vardy scored his second goal of the match in the 60th minute. He loitered on the shoulders of Lucas Leiva and Joel Matip, constantly flirting with the offside line. The German was dropped for the Reds' last league match two weeks ago - a 2-0 win over Tottenham - following recent criticism about his poor form. We can hit you on the break with Sadio Mane'.

"We never really got going tonight", Klopp added. I've spoken to the players and we need to do more.

"It's been a unusual few days, I've been an assistant manager for a number of years and my remit was to prepare the team for this game", he said.