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"Tonight it's 'wow', but very different," said Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool's defeat to Leicester clouded his hopes for the title race (Author: Gardener)

TonightWhen Jürgen Klopp was asked by BBC Sport whether fate had conspired against his Liverpool team in the 1-0 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday, it would have been easy for him to simply answer with "yes". But there was none of that from the German when he faced the reality that Liverpool now have six points and Premier League leaders are Man City. “It's a nice prospect - but I didn't like our performance,” said Klopp. “So often these guys give me the chance to say 'Wow', what a game. Tonight it's 'wow' but the other way around. This was Liverpool's first league game without goals in 29 games and with Masters City and Chelsea in action on Wednesday, the Reds could finish in 2021 nine points behind the leaders and in third place. How big could this defeat be? Liverpool's next game is on Sunday at Chelsea. "It's a big deficit," added Klopp, Chelsea and we are playing against each other. It wasn't our plan to give City a chance to run away. If we play like we did tonight, we can't think of catching up with City. "If we can play our football and win games, we can see how many points we can get and what that means." I don't have a proper explanation for tonight - it's my main concern, not City. “It didn't look like us, and of course that's the only thing we need to think about and change immediately. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk told Amazon Prime: “Everyone needs to look in the mirror and improve. There's no point in looking at [Manchester] City or Chelsea or the other teams around us. We should look at our performance today and improve. "Former Reds midfielder Don Hutchison watched the game on BBC Radio 5 Live and said it was" too big a call to say they're out of Title races are ". He added," Are? Will Man City win every game? No. But it puts a lot of pressure on Liverpool. "You missed so many chances, Jürgen Klopp will be lost. It's a blow for Klopp." But former Irish striker Clinton Morrison said: "It's a great result. I think Man City can complete this title from here. The way Man City play is ridiculous, I don't see them a game lose." The Reds also struggle with missing two of their first elections, with Salah and Sadio Mane - as well as midfielder Naby Keita - heading to the Africa Cup of Nations after Sunday's game at Stamford Bridge. Former Tottenham midfielder Andy Reid said: "There will be a lot of dependency on Roberto Firmino. One or two will have to come on the record - Liverpool will definitely need them." They hope Liverpool don't worry too much about the title race - and give them too much to reclaim. "* Our coverage of Liverpool is bigger and better than ever - here is everything you need to know to avoid one Miss the moment * All Liverpool - jump straight to the best content

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Salah, Mane left Liverpool 4/10 games

Mohamed Salah had saved a penalty while Sadio Mane made questionable decisions during Liverpool's 1-0 loss at Leicester on Tuesday. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolThe ESPN FC side react to Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Leicester City and discuss the team's poor performance in the final period. The ESPN FC side react to Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Leicester City and discuss the team's poor performance in the final period. Liverpool licked their wounds and wondered what could have been Tuesday when they lost 1-0 to Leicester City in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men were all over the top of Brenden Rodgers' tenacious foxes for a long time of the game, but after a string of misses it always felt like the hosts were never really out. Ultimately, a stunning run and finish from Ademola Lookman put the Reds to victory and gave Manchester City a big boost in the title race. The forward pressure was so complete and relentless that Leicester had to pull every rabbit out of its hat just to stay alive. The petrol tank of Liverpool's core players is visible to everyone, especially with their passing movements, and lets their opponents guess as the back four are particularly alert and astute for most of the evening. Liverpool were unable to suppress Leicester on the flanks and that was especially evident when the hosts came in with clean double passes. Any balls over the top were also a real problem and counterattacks were constantly being used against them to put pressure on Leicester - which was especially the case after half-time. 6 - Always animated Klopp could easily be criticized for not returning to Plan B when Leicester took the lead, but in reality he chose a solid starting XI given his opportunities and they largely controlled the game. GK Alisson, 6 - With nothing to do for most of the game, Alisson couldn't stop Lookman's hitting power from bypassing him at the near post. DF Joel Matip, 5 - Showed poor focus at the start, which was a shame when you consider how well he has grown into the game with his precision and decision-making. DF Virgil van Dijk, 6 - 95% of the attacks that came his way eliminated in another presentation that shows why he is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League. DF Kostas Tsimikas, 6 - Must be careful not to lose his grade but overall this was a really nice performance on both ends of the pitch. MF Jordan Henderson, 5 - Confident about the future, played a role in winning the penalty and fired numerous shots over the crossbar on an uneven night. MF Fabinho, 5 - While he was able to sweep loose balls well and save his energy, Fabinho could not keep up with Leicester's pace in the second half. MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 5 - Wasn't offered as an option too often, but produced some nice crosses that deserved a better end product. FW Diogo Jota, 6 - Has survived Leicester well, always hungry to get the ball back and given Liverpool some real attacking opportunities. FW Sadio Mane, 4 - Consistently questionable passing and finishing came to an end when he missed a golden opportunity in the 55th minute. MF James Milner, 5 - Got caught in possession frequently and his introduction can be considered one of the more confusing decisions made by Klopp at King Power. FW Roberto Firmino, N / R - Didn't make great contributions, which further highlights the weaknesses he has when he comes off the bank.

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Salah, Mane left Liverpool 4/10 games

Mohamed Salah had saved a penalty while Sadio Mane made questionable decisions during Liverpool's 1-0 loss at Leicester on Tuesday. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolThe ESPN FC side react to Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Leicester City and discuss the team's poor performance in the final period. The ESPN FC side react to Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Leicester City and discuss the team's poor performance in the final period. Liverpool licked their wounds and wondered what could have been Tuesday when they lost 1-0 to Leicester City in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men were all over the top of Brenden Rodgers' tenacious foxes for a long time of the game, but after a string of misses it always felt like the hosts were never really out. Ultimately, a stunning run and finish from Ademola Lookman put the Reds to victory and gave Manchester City a big boost in the title race. The forward pressure was so complete and relentless that Leicester had to pull every rabbit out of its hat just to stay alive. The petrol tank of Liverpool's core players is visible to everyone, especially with their passing movements, and lets their opponents guess as the back four are particularly alert and astute for most of the evening. Liverpool were unable to suppress Leicester on the flanks and that was especially evident when the hosts came in with clean double passes. Any balls over the top were also a real problem and counterattacks were constantly being used against them to put pressure on Leicester - which was especially the case after half-time. 6 - Always animated Klopp could easily be criticized for not returning to Plan B when Leicester took the lead, but in reality he chose a solid starting XI given his opportunities and they largely controlled the game. GK Alisson, 6 - With nothing to do for most of the game, Alisson couldn't stop Lookman's hitting power from bypassing him at the near post. DF Joel Matip, 5 - Showed poor focus at the start, which was a shame when you consider how well he has grown into the game with his precision and decision-making. DF Virgil van Dijk, 6 - 95% of the attacks that came his way eliminated in another presentation that shows why he is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League. DF Kostas Tsimikas, 6 - Must be careful not to lose his grade but overall this was a really nice performance on both ends of the pitch. MF Jordan Henderson, 5 - Confident about the future, played a role in winning the penalty and fired numerous shots over the crossbar on an uneven night. MF Fabinho, 5 - While he was able to sweep loose balls well and save his energy, Fabinho could not keep up with Leicester's pace in the second half. MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 5 - Wasn't offered as an option too often, but produced some nice crosses that deserved a better end product. FW Diogo Jota, 6 - Has survived Leicester well, always hungry to get the ball back and given Liverpool some real attacking opportunities. FW Sadio Mane, 4 - Consistently questionable passing and finishing came to an end when he missed a golden opportunity in the 55th minute. MF James Milner, 5 - Got caught in possession frequently and his introduction can be considered one of the more confusing decisions made by Klopp at King Power. FW Roberto Firmino, N / R - Didn't make great contributions, which further highlights the weaknesses he has when he comes off the bank.

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Liverpool lose for the second time in the EPL, a blow to their hopes for the title

Defeat for Liverpool is about as rare as Mohamed Salah's penalty shoot-out. Both happened on Tuesday and could cost Jürgen Klopp's team the Premier League title in the middle of the season. (Author: Gardener)

EPLDefeat for Liverpool is about as rare as Mohamed Salah's penalty shoot-out. Both happened on Tuesday and could cost Jürgen Klopp's team the Premier League title as early as half of the season. Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by a patched Leicester team and could fall nine points behind Manchester City into the new year if the leaders win at Brentford on Wednesday. It's a cushion that could prove insurmountable as City have a nine-game streak in the league and looks unstoppable, with 17 goals in their last three wins. Liverpool will soon have to do without its two star strikers Salah and Sadio Mane, who are traveling to the African Cup of Nations next week. They were given permission to postpone joining their national teams before the tournament so they could play for Liverpool over the holidays, but they couldn't make a difference at King Power Stadium. Salah won a penalty, but was able to parry his weak shot in the 16th minute by Kasper Schmeichel and was unable to implement a penalty for the first time in 16 attempts. Liverpool eventually collapsed on only their second loss of all competitions this season when substitute Ademola Lookman found space between Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk and shot into the near post in the 59th minute. Liverpool are level with Chelsea at 41 points and both are six points behind City. All three teams have played 19 games, with City and Chelsea - at home against Brighton - playing on Wednesday. After 10-man Southampton was denied victory after ruling out two goals in the second half, Tottenham coach Antonio Conte remained philosophical. "They are there to do their best," said Conte of the match officials after the 1-1 draw at St. Mary's. However, Conte said he felt Harry Kane's goal in the 53rd minute that would have put Tottenham 2-1 ahead should have stood instead of being washed off because the English captain's arm left him offside, when it was played through. Then, 14 minutes later, Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster came to catch the ball under pressure from Tottenham substitute Matt Doherty and let it fall on his own heel. James Ward-Prowse's 25th-minute opening game for Southampton was made up by Kane, who converted a 41st-minute penalty after Son Heung-min was tripped by Mohammed Salisu. Southampton was pinned back in the second half but held on for one point, which led to coach Ralph Hasenhüttl saying: "The brave boys will be rewarded." Most recently, Crystal Palace scored all of its goals in a 3-0 win in the first half. Norwich have lost 13 of their 19 games and are three points behind after playing more games than most of their relegation rivals. Watford currently occupies the position just above the relegation zone, losing 4-1 to West Ham when it came back into action after a 16-day hiatus due to coronavirus cases. Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Mark Noble and Nikola Vlasic scored for West Ham after Emmanuel gave Dennis Watford the lead in the fourth minute. Watford's last three games have been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Burnley and Palace games were canceled because Watford had coronavirus cases, while Sunday's game in Wolverhampton was postponed following an outbreak at Wolves. The 20th round was reduced to seven games when the game between Everton and Newcastle was postponed on Tuesday due to a buildup of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the Newcastle squad. The Arsenal-Wolves and Leeds-Aston Villa games, due to be played on Tuesday, had previously been canceled. The number of Premier League games canceled due to coronavirus issues is 16 games in just under three weeks.

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Ralf Rangnick defends Manchester United's body language

TV expert Gary Neville stunted his half-time record. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester United'sTeams that are head coaches free from 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, as well as teams that have advised their coaches that they will not be returning, may begin with assistant coaches from other teams 12 days prior to the end of the regular season. So what other trainers could learn in the next 40 hours so that they [more]

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Manchester United get a lucky draw with Newcastle United despite the help of referee Craig Pawson

An equalizer from away games Edinson Cavani saves Ralf Rangnick Manchester United one point after Cristiano Ronaldo had to escape the red card. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester UnitedAn equalizer from away player Edison Cavani saves Ralf Rangnik's Manchester United one point after Cristiano Ronaldo escaped the red card. The relegation battle Newcastle United went into the Premier League together with Norwich City tonight. The Frenchman proved why so many teams want him in giving Newcastle the lead they deserve. The home team went into halftime, with the early goal making the difference. Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports expert Gary Neville has outed the away team. "They're a bunch of winge bags. They whine at each other, arms in the air and complain about anything. There was a controversial incident in the second half when referee Craig Pawson took Cristiano Ronaldo's shocking tackle to Ryan Fraser rather than Yellow Looking at map. " as Red. Manchester United equalized in just 20 minutes through Uruguay's Edison Cavani after some brilliant work by Rangnik's men. The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Manchester United lost points in the top four bout, with Newcastle United viewing this as a missed opportunity to score the all-important three.

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Man Utd rejects Sevilla Martial's loan offer

Manchester United have turned down a loan offer from Seville for Anthony Martial because it only covers half the striker's wages. (Author: Gardener)

Sevilla Martial'sManchester United have turned down a loan offer from Seville for Anthony Martial. However, Rangnick said that will only happen if a deal comes up that suits United. Sevilla thought they could get Martial during the January transfer window, but it goes without saying that the offer only covered half of his salary, which is expected to be around £ 150,000 a week. United has yet to decide whether Martial will even go on loan, and only for a deal that brings in a loan fee and covers all of the player's salaries. Martial signed with United from Monaco for £ 36million in 2015, making him the world's most expensive teenage footballer. He has not played a game since Rangnick took office and has only played 10 games in all competitions this season. * Our coverage of Manchester United is bigger and better than ever - everything you need to know here to make sure you don't miss a moment * Everything United - go straight to the best content

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Newcastle - Manchester United

Minute-to-Minute Report: Join John Brewin for updates as Ralf Rangnick takes his United squad to St. James' Park (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleThe emails are in: Tom Collins: “I have to say that Rashford was judged purely as a footballer. He is in danger of becoming the next Lingard. Not a constant goalscorer, but not really nailed a position yet. Spontaneous loan from West Ham in sight. Oh the humiliation ... "Jake Shaffer:" This game is like one of those refreshingly bitter, herbaceous, dirty tasting "digestive" liquors to have after yesterday's gluttonous feast of goals and fun football. In many ways it is a serious reminder that 2021 is not over for us yet. "Mary Waltz:" The constant refrain of the fired squad was, "Why did you spend so much money on VDB and not play against them? McFred are nonsense, anyone with half a brain would throw this list away. "I understand this complaint, but it seems it wasn't just Ole." Peter Oh: "Based on the meager harvests the CR7 and Greenwood have had so far, it sounds like supply chain issues aren't limited to shipping worldwide."

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Newcastle - Manchester United

Minute-to-Minute Report: Join John Brewin for updates as Ralf Rangnick takes his United squad to St. James' Park (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleThe emails are in: Tom Collins: “I have to say that Rashford was judged purely as a footballer. He is in danger of becoming the next Lingard. Not a constant goalscorer, but not really nailed a position yet. Spontaneous loan from West Ham in sight. Oh the humiliation ... "Jake Shaffer:" This game is like one of those refreshingly bitter, herbaceous, dirty tasting "digestive" liquors to have after yesterday's gluttonous feast of goals and fun football. In many ways it is a serious reminder that 2021 is not over for us yet. "Mary Waltz:" The constant refrain of the fired squad was, "Why did you spend so much money on VDB and not play against them? McFred are nonsense, anyone with half a brain would throw this list away. "I understand this complaint, but it seems it wasn't just Ole." Peter Oh: "Based on the meager harvests the CR7 and Greenwood have had so far, it sounds like supply chain issues aren't limited to shipping worldwide."

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Gary Neville explains why Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to be the next Manchester United manager

The Paris Saint-Germain manager has been linked to Old Trafford as a permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Author: Gardener)

Gary NevilleWhat will be the best team in the Premier League in 2021? Choosing the best 11 players from across the Premier League for the 2021 calendar year is not easy to find out.

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