Liverpool fail to make most of City slip with draw


Chelsea dropped out of the top four on goal difference after getting thrashed 4-0 at Bournemouth in what proved to be a sobering league debut for their new striker Gonzalo Higuain, who was substituted after 65 minutes.

Liverpool could have gone seven points ahead of the Citizens with a victory over Leicester, only for Harry Maguire to cancel out Sadio Mané's goal in the game, which would end 1-1.

As reported by the club's official website, Klopp also added that the defender will return to training next week as he steps up his recovery.

"I said at the start of the season that Jurgen Klopp would have to sacrifice a competition or two and he's done that".

Monday's visit to West Ham United is the Premier League leaders' next assignment, and Klopp is optimistic that a number of his players will regain fitness in the interim. "We just focused on our game and it was a very tough game". "But I don't bring it together with the Man City game".

"It's easy to ask all these questions, but we have to make sure that we are not influenced too much by these things".

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"The boys are normal human beings, I am absolutely a normal human being". It didn't transmit to me and I don't think it did to my team-mates, but obviously you get that feeling from the crowd and I think it's not really necessary at the moment.

And while rivals fans revelled in the idea that Jurgen Klopp made excuses when he talked about the snow on the pitch, it was something that really affected the match and particularly Liverpool's style of play. That is what we will do, not counting points and hoping for gaps between us and other teams.

The Reds return to Premier League action with a hard trip to West Ham United on Monday night.

"Am I disappointed after we don't win a game?"

Liverpool FC have only lost to Manchester City in the Premier League this season following a 2-1 loss last month.