Richard Keys: This is what Jurgen Klopp could be regretting after Liverpool defeat
By Amir Mir
Richard Keys has questioned whether Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is “regretting” not going after the FA Cup following their 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Monday night.
The Reds were humiliated at the Premier League champions who were in the relegation zone and without a manager prior to the game.
Furthermore, the away team had the luxury of a 16-day break with the Foxes playing an FA Cup and Champions League tie in between those days.
Despite that, Jamie Vardy’s double and Danny Drinkwater’s sublime volley was the difference on the night with the home team securing their first win of 2017.
After the defeat, former Sky Sports presenter Keys had this to say about the Reds manager and their current standings.
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“I wonder if Klopp is regretting not going after the FA Cup,” asked Keys on his personal Twitter account. “I couldn’t believe he took it so lightly with his league season dead.”
I wonder if Klopp is regretting not going after the FA Cup? I couldn't believe he took it so lightly with his league season dead.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) February 27, 2017
Klopp’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Wolves in January with the German playing a number of youngsters in the encounter.
Teenage trio Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Joe Gomez were selected to start that fixture alongside senior players such as Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.
Prior to that surprising defeat, the Reds were also knocked out at the semi-final stages of the EFL Cup at hands of Southampton.
Now, the Merseyside club are vying to finish in the top four, but their hopes were dented because of the dropped points on Monday night.
Four points separate second-placed Tottenham to Liverpool in fifth, but the latter will also be looking over their shoulders at sixth-placed Manchester United who are one point behind their rivals with a game in hand.
In other Liverpool news, supporters are livid with Jamie Carragher posting a picture of himself in an Everton kit.