Liverpool’s title defence is over, said manager Jurgen Klopp after his side’s late capitulation at Leicester resulted in their fifth loss in seven games.
The Reds were 1-0 up with 12 minutes of the 90 remaining before a succession of errors saw them lose 3-1.
They are fourth, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
Klopp said: “I don’t think we can close the gap. We are not worrying about the title, we are not silly.”
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His team have 24 fewer points than they had at this stage last season, with injuries, particularly in defence, taking their toll on the team.
The Reds lost key Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk to a long-term injury in October and have also been without England’s Joe Gomez, while the club announced earlier in February that Cameroonian Joel Matip would miss the rest of the campaign with an ankle ligament problem.
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