Klopp’s men controlled the match, but allowed a pair of second half goals and then could not find a single finish let alone the two required to prolong the contest.
“We had big chances, strange situations,” Klopp said after the game. “But it’s a 90-minute game. A second ball after a corner I think, and a throw-in again. I’m sick of goals like this to be honest. You cannot play football and in this case let this Leicester team somehow survive in the game because we are not playing good enough.”
The Reds have conceded in six of eight matches this season, and haven’t kept a clean sheet since an Aug. 27 thumping of Arsenal.
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare, meanwhile, was pleased to see Klopp substitute a certain Brazilian wizard at the break.
Shakespeare: "We led a charmed life in the first half. I was delighted to get in at half-time and see Coutinho subbed." #LFC
Huddersfield Town and Leicester City played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday with Laurent Depoitre and Jamie Vardy grabbing a goal each.
The Terriers took the lead through Lepoitre’s first Premier League goal but Vardy equalized from the penalty spot soon after and the England international somehow missed a glorious opportunity to give Leicester the lead from less than three yards out.
Elias Kachinga also had a goal controversially disallowed for Huddersfield as the offside flag went up.
The point moves Huddersfield onto eight for the season, while Leicester have four points.
Tom Ince created a great opening and Kachunga finished for what Huddersfield thought was the winner but the offside flag was raised controversially to deny the Terriers victory as Williams went close again late on.
There was still time for Shinji Okazaki and Mahrez to combine to set up a glorious chance for Leicester but Vardy somehow missed from three yards out and Ince then bent an effort inches wide as both teams pushed for the winner.
Leicester felt they could have had a penalty kick the death as Demarai Gray went down under Jorgensen’s challenge but Jon Moss waved away the calls and it ended even in Yorkshire.
Riyad Mahrez played Jamie Vardy through to trouble Thibaut Courtois with a 25th minute shot that dragged wide of the diving keeper and the far post.
Alvaro Morata had a 34th minute chance blocked by a sliding Wes Morgan as Chelsea bid to take an away lead.
N’Golo Kante has sprung a few counters at the King Power Stadium, but it was his Chelsea giveaway sprung a three-man counter for Leicester. Riyad Mahrez slid the ball to Islam Slimani, but Thibaut Courtois made a terrific stop.
Morata scored moments later, rising over Morgan to meet Cesar Azpilicuta’s cross with a header beyond the reach of Kasper Schmeichel.
Liverpool visits Man City as the league’s five UEFA Champions League sides eyeball their table positioning as well as European group stage debuts next week.
Elsewhere, Europa League entrants Arsenal and Everton have home matches while Swansea City’s big name signings should debut versus Rafa Benitez‘s embattled Newcastle United.
Fireworks exploding in the distance Manchester City – Liverpool (Saturday, 7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN)[ STREAM ]
Temporary towers soar Saturday at the Etihad Stadium when Pep Guardiola‘s City and Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds bid for second place or better in the Premier League. Both attack-minded sides have seven points, and harbor dreams of a title.
City is off to Feyenoord to start its UEFA Champions League campaign on Wednesday, the same day Liverpool hosts ex-City men Nolito, Jesus Navas, and Sevilla.
The much anticipated Emirates Stadium reception for Arsene Wenger Arsenal – Bournemouth (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN)[ STREAM ]
The Gunners have one win in three matches to start the season, could not land any late transfer targets, and sold neither Alexis Sanchez nor Mesut Ozil. The #WengerOut brigade is at full throat, and who knows what’s cooking from the North London faithful as oft-rumored Wenger replacement Eddie Howe and Bournemouth hit the scene in search of its first points of the season.
Bournemouth broke Arsenal’s four-match Hex in a 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium in January. Could this be the day it finds love at the Emirates?
Early separation day for Spurs, Toffees Everton – Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, CNBC)[ STREAM ]
On form, Spurs arguably deserve to be 3-0 but have followed up their strong performance at Newcastle with poor finishing days against Chelsea and Burnley. They also can’t afford to look past the Toffees and to their Wednesday’s UCL visit from Borussia Dortmund.
The Toffees have an extra day to prepare for Europa League, where they’ll look to the road and a Thursday trip to Atalanta. Everton received very little love from the Premier League schedule makers, and now face Spurs after a draw versus Man City and a loss to Chelsea leave it level with the visitors on four points.
Chelsea’s ex-Foxes return to the King Power Stadium Leicester City – Chelsea (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold)[ STREAM ]
Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante will get an interesting reception at the building where they completed one of the biggest surprises in football history, as the Blues’ engine room duo hits Leicester City. Chelsea has two wins from three matches, and would like to keep its title defense aspirations pointed in the right direction.
Breathing room, new additions welcome in Wales Swansea City vs. Newcastle United (Sunday, 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN)[ STREAM ]
The similar vibes between these two clubs begins and ends with acquiring desperately needed wins before the international break. That’s because Swans had big success toward the end of the transfer window in landing a loan of Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches in addition to buying Wilfried Bony and Sam Clucas. Newcastle’s big 3-0 home win versus West Ham was burnished with… zero additions on Deadline Day. Rafa Benitez has his work cut out for him.
According to a report from the BBC, Leicester City completed the $28.7 million signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting Clube de Portugal on transfer deadline day but missed the deadline to register him as a Leicester City player with FIFA by 14 seconds. Leicester City has reportedly appealed FIFA’s decision that leaves Silva in limbo until January.
Right I've firmed it up…FIFA have indeed rejected Adrien Silva registration, Leicester appealing. They missed the deadline by 14 SECONDS.
Adrien Silva, a French-born Portuguese international who has represented his father’s homeland and country where he was raised at Euro 2016 and the 2017 Confederations Cup, was brought in as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who left for Chelsea in a reported $45.6 million move just before the transfer window shut.
The initial decision by FIFA is a blow to both Leicester City and Silva. Leicester City is now without a likely starter for at least half the season while Silva, who is hoping to keep his place in Portugal’s starting XI, will be out of form for the next three months.