LIVERPUL, England – Jurgen Klopp said that the snow on Enfield was a factor that caused Liverpool to miss the opportunity to open a seven-point gap above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
Sadio Mane gave Liverpool an advantage in the third minute, but they could not beat Leicester, with the result 1: 1, and their passing of the game depended on conditions.
“You saw that the ball really didn't roll,” Klopp said. “If you have a ball for 70–80 percent of the time, this makes life truly uncomfortable.
"The only problem is if he stays on the field, and this is true."
Contrary to Klopp's comments, the ground staff at Enfield cleared only half of the snow from the field at half-time – at the end, when Liverpool attacked in the second period – but the owners could not score.
Klopp also complained that Liverpool was denied punishment in the second half after Ricardo Pereira fouled in the penalty area of Nabi Keita, only so that judge Martin Atkinson dismisses the protests.
"I don't know what he is [Atkinson] thought at that moment, "said Klopp." I think he had a better position.
“Usually I have to explain the penalties that were penalties, and you ask me if it was a mild penalty. Fine is fine.
“There was no bloodshed again, but this is a punishment, because one of our players is in the field. This is the way it is. This will not change. Nothing to worry about, keep going. ”
Klopp also felt that the Leicester EQ goalkeeper was very lucky if he received a yellow card for a cynical foul on Man for six minutes before making the score 1: 1.
“Then we have a situation with Maguire,” he continued. “The second time in the game, where our striker is shot down halfway, and we treat it as if I don’t know where.
"[Mane] wouldn't be alone [on goal] because Mo Salah would be around him, it was two against [Kasper] The situation Schmeichel. If this is not a real situation with goals, I do not know what they are. "
Despite the draw, Liverpool still scored five points from Manchester City in the league standings after defending champions were defeated at Newcastle United on Tuesday.
City Arsenal on Sunday before Liverpool trip to West Ham United on Monday evening.
“Am I disappointed after we didn't win the game?” Of course I am, said Klopp. “But I do not combine this with the game Man City. I understand all these thoughts, but what should we do now?
“It's easy to ask all these questions, but we need to make sure that these things do not affect us too much. Boys are normal people, I am a normal person. We want to win the game, and we do not Thus, we do not feel brilliantly. But then we have to talk about what it means for Manchester City? Not too much to be honest.
“We have a bigger point of view than before. This is not exactly what we wanted, but at the moment everything is in order. "