LIVERPOOL, England – Jurgen Klopp said the snow in the Anfield field was a factor in Liverpool's missed chance to open a seven-point lead over Manchester City at the head of the Premier League.
Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a third place – minute margin, but they could not defeat Leicester and eventually pulled away with a 1-1 goal.
"You saw that the ball did not really roll," said Klopp. "If you then have the ball pretty much for 70 to 80 percent of the time, life is really uncomfortable."
"The only problem is if he stays in the field and that was indeed the case." Klopp's comments that the Anfield team only released half the snow from the pitch at the break – at the end, when Liverpool had attacked in the second round – but the home side could not score a goal in the second half, after Naby Keita was in the penalty area had been fouled by Ricardo Pereira just so referee Martin Atkinson rejected the protests.
"I do not know what he thought [Atkinson] at the time," Klopp said, "I think he had the best position."
"Usually I have to explain fines that were punishments, and you ask me if it is a gentle punishment. A penalty is a punishment.
"There's no blood left today, but it's a punishment because one of our players is in the box, it's like it is, it's not going to change, do not worry, keep going."  Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp lamented that Naby Keita has not been penalized for Leicester's Ricardo Pereira. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Klopp also felt that Leicester's equalizer goal scorer was very happy just six minutes before his 1 : 1 Obtained a yellow card for a cynical foul on Mane.
"Then we have the situation with Maguire," he continued a game in which a forward of ours is being shut down at the midline, and we treat it As if I did not know where.
[Mane] would not have been alone [on goal] because Mo Salah would have been Around him it was a two against [Kasper] flattery situation – if this is not a real scorer situation , White I do not know what it is. "The table rankings after reigning champions suffered a shock defeat at Newcastle Unite on Tuesday.
City hosts Arsenal on Sunday before Liverpool travel to West Ham United on Monday night.
" I'm disappointed after we won no game to have? Of course I am, "said Klopp. But I do not associate it with the Man City game. I understand all these thoughts, but what should we do now?
"It's easy to ask all these questions, but we need to make sure that we're not too influenced by these things, the boys are normal people, I'm a normal person, we want to win a game, and we we do not feel brilliant, but then we have to talk about what it means for the Man City thing, not too much to be honest
"We have one point more than before. That's exactly what we did not want, but right now everything is fine. "