Jurgen Klopp insists that he feels for Leicester defender Wout Faes after his two own goals


Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt for Leicester defender Wout Faes whose two own goals helped Liverpool come from behind to record their fourth win a row.

Liverpool were below-par and trailed to a fourth-minute goal when Faees gave them a double helping-hand in the seven minutes before half-time.

‘I’ve seen it once before in my career and I really feel for him (Faes). Absolutely there is space for that in football.

‘How can he be more unlucky. As a defender when you go full speed you don’t expect the ball to go into the net but these things happen.

‘But whatever I say now will not change that.’

Brendan Rodgers called Faes’ two own goals as ‘freakish’ but there was confusion why the defender had tried to clear Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross when his goalkeeper Danny Ward shouted for him to leave it.

Liverpool were just relieved to escape with a win to close the gap on fourth-place Spurs to two points.

‘The result is big but we all saw the game, it was not our best,’ said Klopp.

‘We conceded from a move that started from their goal kick. We were just not there at that moment.

‘To be 1-0 down against a counter-attacking side is difficult and we had problems.

‘There were two own goals but the second was brilliantly done by us for Darwin to hit the post.’

Trent Alexander-Arnold isn’t expecting a late title surge however. ‘We’re realistic, the aim going into the season is always to win the league, or at least be in and around it, like last season – pushing City to the final day.

‘I think, right now, when you look at it, we were 15 points behind Arsenal, so you’re hoping for a miracle.’

Liverpool go to Brentford on Monday and will be targeting a clean sheet after giving up chances to Leicester.

‘Maybe we were a bit too open,’ conceded defender Virgil van Dijk.


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