I'm sick of Liverpool's poor defending, fumes Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left) chats with Philippe Coutinho (centre) and Georginio Wijnaldum during an English League Cup match against Leicester City on Tuesday. pic/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp insisted he was "sick" at Liverpool's defending after they were dumped out of the English League Cup by Leicester.

Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani struck in the second half to clinch a 2-0 win for the hosts after Klopp's side dominated before the break. The game turned at half-time when Philippe Coutinho was withdrawn for Ben Woodburn and Liverpool lost their attacking spark. Okazaki replaced Leonardo Ulloa after 53 minutes and 12 minutes later fired Leicester ahead before Slimani settled the match.

Liverpool have kept two clean sheets this season and boss Klopp said he was fed up. "After the first goal you saw the heads from Leicester went up, that was a bigger difference. The game changes in moments like this, you have the chance to do it by yourself or sometimes you are on the wrong side and that's how it is. But that we concede like this, that makes me really sick," Klopp said.

"We are still a good football team, I see it, but unfortunately it doesn't feel (like that) because it's a cup competition. We wanted to go into the next round. The story of this game is easy to tell, we were the better team in the first half, we played good football, we didn't score. But as long as we concede like we conceded today, then it is quite difficult."

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