Jurgen Klopp conceded that Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes were all but gone after a self-inflicted 3-1 loss at Leicester City on Saturday.
Now with just two wins from 10 league games, the champions capitulated in the final 12 minutes at King Power Stadium, giving away three quick-fire goals and falling to a third successive league defeat.
It is the first time they have gone on such a run in the league since 2014 when coached by Brendan Rodgers. They had not even lost back-to-back league games under Klopp until last Sunday’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City.
Liverpool are now 13 points off the top, having played one game more than leaders, City, and the German believes the gap is now insurmountable.
Asked if he is conceding the title this season, Klopp said, “Yes. I can’t believe it, but yes.
“I don’t think we can close that gap this year. We have to win football games. Today was really good in parts. We have to avoid mistakes and misunderstanding.
“We have to make steps to perform again, and results are related to that.”