Jürgen Klopp has revealed that he was tempted to show your appreciation the stunning strike by Leicester forward Jamie Vardy that set his side on their way to a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City on Tuesday.
The defeat pushed the Reds down to eighth, 16 points behind league leaders Leicester City, and Klopp was still able to appreciate Leicester’s endeavors – especially Vardy’s opening goal.
Vardy’s scored twice to ensure the Foxes took another step towards an unlikely Premier League title triumph, with the victory at the King Power Stadium against Liverpool keeping them points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
After an hour into the match, the England striker scored a sensational long-range goal from a lofted pass delivered by Riyad Mahrez.
And Eleven minutes later, he proved that his goal poaching instincts were well defined by scoring his 18th goal of the 2015/16 season from Shinji Okazaki’s deflected shot.
Speaking about the Vardy’s performance, Klopp said: “Things like this happen when you are in such a good moment like Jamie Vardy and Leicester are.’
“Obviously you need a little bit of luck but it was really good. First of all you need to be brave enough to do it.
“It’s the perfect season for Leicester and the perfect season for Jamie Vardy. They deserve every point they get and Jamie has deserved every goal he’s scored until now. I was close to clapping my hands to be honest but I just felt too bad at that moment.”
“At the end, the game is decided by a world-class goal from Jamie Vardy,” Klopp said. “One second before we were in their box and we didn’t shoot. That maybe shows you the difference.”
When BBC’s Jonathan Pearce commended Liverpool’s work moral belief to Klopp, the German replied: “It’s rare a journalist says something more positive than the manager.
“I’m not too fine with our game today. We could have played much better. We had a few shots where we could pass and a few passes where we could shoot. We created half chances but not real chances. Today would have been a good day to show we are ready for this. I need a few more seconds to calm down. I have to watch it again.”