Liverpool wins again, but Klopp's men experience another silly goalkeeping error

A gritty 2-1 win at Leicester City on Saturday places the Reds top of the Premier League during the first global break of 2018-19 with 12 points from four games.

On Alisson Becker's error for the Leicester goal - the first time Liverpool have conceded all season - Klopp was realistic while still refusing to be drawn into criticising the Brazilian.

In the second half, Iheanacho took advantage of Alisson's mistake as he passed to Ghezzal who scored a goal on 63 minutes.

That victory at the King Power Stadium was preceded by a tight 1-0 home success over Brighton and Hove Albion and a resilient 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

"In the end, if Alisson with the first touch puts the ball away, everything is fine", he said.

"He's not going to have to buy me a vehicle or anything if I win", Ings said. We know we are still adapting to each other - don't use him in the wrong moment.

"It wasn't a good performance from us in most aspects, really - pressing, defending, keeping the ball".

The home side's pressing saw Virgil van Dijk fire an inaccurate pass in Alisson's direction, but the former Roma goalkeeper was dispossessed in his own area and the Foxes capitalised.

But Leicester came back strongly after the break, and, after Joe Gomez blocked James Maddison's goal-bound effort, Wes Morgan failed to sort his feet out from point-blank range.

Henderson started his first game of the season and looked a little bit off the pace, or so talkSPORT thought as they gave the World Cup man an average 5/10 match rating and labelled the midfielder unfit. "I made a mistake reading the play". I've just got to move on and I'm happy to be back in the squad.

"I don't think it is a bad start, it is a very bad start", manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

"All I can do is play", Gomez told reporters.

However, with four wins on the trot in the Premier League it seems the Blues players are taking to the highly-rated Italian coaches methods easily.

But four games into the 2018-19 season, Jurgen Klopp's team sit on the top of the Premier League having claimed a maximum 12 points so far.

  • Stacy Allen