Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says that his players must forget about the 4-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday and look ahead towards the Champions League.
The Foxes suffered a heavy defeat at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino scoring twice for the home side, along with Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana also finding the back of the net. Jamie Vardy exploited a mistake by the Liverpool defense to pull one back for Leicester, but it was another poor showing from the reigning Premier League champions. With a midweek game in the Champions League against Club Brugge next on the schedule, Ranieri is asking his players to clear their minds.
“Now we have to clear our minds and understand that in football we have to be strong, determined, aggressive and reactive,” Ranieri told the club’s official website after the game.
“This evening, Liverpool were better than us. Now we must clear our mind and think about the next match in the Champions League.
“We expected this kind of football and this performance from Liverpool. It was their first game at home and they were determined. More than us. They deserved to win.
“We started well in the first 10 minutes before they scored. We were in good shape and closed very well the space. After the first goal we lost our shape and they got better and increased the momentum.
“We scored but we lost our shape in the midfield because there were so many players in there. They play with a diamond and change their ways. We knew that but this evening it was difficult to stop them.”