Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool succumbed to their third consecutive league defeat on Saturday, February 13, after Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City inflicted a 3-1 loss over the Reds. Overall, Jurgen Klopp's team has won just three matches in the previous 12 matches in all competitions.

Speaking after the game, Liverpool manager conceded that the title race is well and truly over given that the Reds are now 13 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. "Yes. I can't believe, but yes," said a despairing Klopp.

"I don't think we can close the gap this year, to be honest. We have to win football games, and a large part of our game today was very good. What we need to try to avoid are mistakes and misunderstandings."

Liverpool had broken the deadlock against the Foxes at King Power Stadium through Mohamed Salah. Rodgers' men, however, bounced to claim a 3-1 victory, with James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes getting on the scoresheet.

Klopp has been asked about Liverpool's title defence so many times in the past, but the German had always looked confident while responding. On Saturday though, the 53-year-old looked heartbroken and seemed like he was about to burst into tears. The German manager has gone through a lot of personal grief in the week, and the fans and the experts have called in for empathy during this difficult period for the mindful tactician.