• Leicester City defeated Liverpool 1-0 Tuesday
  • Mo Salah failed to convert his penalty
  • Liverpool are now six points behind table-toppers Man City

Jurgen Klopp expressed displeasure with the way Liverpool FC played in their 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday.

The loss at King Power Stadium means Liverpool have fallen further behind leaders Manchester City in the title race. After 19 games into the 2021-22 Premier League, the Reds have 41 points, six behind Pep Guardiola's side.

Klopp, who was clearly left frustrated at the end of the game Tuesday, slammed his side, saying if they are going to continue playing the same way, they can forget about "catching up with City."

After Mohamed Salah's 15th-minute penalty was saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, winger Ademola Lookman came off the bench to score and hand Liverpool a shock defeat.

"Chelsea and us play against each other so we cannot both get the points. Sorry for that but it was not our plan tonight to give City the chance to run away or whatever. But if we play like tonight, we don't have to think about catching up with City. But if we play our normal football, we can win normal football games. We have to see how many points we can get and we will see what that means," Klopp told Sky Sports after Liverpool's loss at Leicester.

Man City will play twice before Liverpool's next Premier League fixture on Sunday against Chelsea, which could mean Klopp's men will be 12 points behind the table-toppers if Guardiola's men stretch their winning run.

"I don't have a proper explanation for tonight but to find this explanation is my main concern and not, in this moment, the gap to City. I know it is easy to say but if we had won the game 2-1 I would not have liked the game anyway. Tonight, I did not like a lot in our football game. That is not cool. We have to do better, improve and go again. We were just not really ourselves tonight," Klopp added in the same interview.

The German boss also said Leicester "deserved" to win.

"We were just not really ourselves tonight. We were pushing but did not use the chances, missed free headers, all these things. In the end, I thought they deserved it," Klopp said.

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Klopp did not blame Salah for missing the penalty.

"There's not a little bit of blame or whatever. He scores usually from these situations but tonight he didn't. It was a little bit like the whole game was. Mo is part of the team and usually, he is better in this situation like the team is usually better in a football game. Tonight we weren't and that's why we lost," Klopp said after the game at Leicester, according to Liverpool's official website.

It was only the Egyptian King's second penalty miss in the Premier League. He had scored each of his previous 15 attempts from the spot before the forgettable Tuesday night at Kings Power Stadium, according to Opta Joe.