Jurgen Klopp assesses Liverpool's performance after being downed by Vardy at Leicester

Liverpool suffered that all too familiar feeling of defeat as Jamie Vardy struck twice for Leicester City.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels his side could've won last night's encounter against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium if they had done one or two things differently.

Klopp was seemingly referring to his side's decision-making in the final third as two goals from Jamie Vardy - including a stunning 30-yard strike to open the scoring - proved their undoing.

The Reds boss told reporters after the game, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: “We had the ball in their box, we didn't shoot and one second later Vardy shoots from 35 yards and the ball is in. I think this situation sums up the game.

“I don't feel too good in this moment. I know we lost and we have to accept it, no problem.

"But I think with a few things done differently, we could have won this game. And if you can win then you should win.

"But we didn't, so I need a few minutes to cool down.”

Klopp was evidently displeased by what he saw from his side. One of the most concerning things is that it's not new for his side to be struggling in the final third, and the manner of their defeat from falling behind is becoming familiar. 

One can criticise the performance but the fact remains that they were well in the contest before Vardy's stunning strike - the worry is the response thereafter.

There is a case that some players are just afraid to pull the trigger in the final third. The defeat would've probably been a little easier to take if Liverpool had rallied straight after the opening goal. Sometimes football teams lose to the odd stunning strike and there is no shame in that. But Klopp is right to point out that indecision in the final third is costing the Reds dear at the moment. 

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